It's going to feel like -12°C in Vancouver next week

Jan 9 2020, 9:29 am

Vancouver is supposed to receive a substantial dose of winter weather starting on Thursday night.

Snowfall is expected to reach the Lower Mainland on Thursday and Friday, with a possibility of continuing over the weekend. Following that, it gets even colder, with a blast of arctic air arriving on the South Coast of British Columbia.

According to The Weather Network, Vancouver will be in for several days with temperatures below freezing next week, and it’s forecasted to feel as cold as -12°C.

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Vancouver’s seven-day forecast (The Weather Network)

Monday to Wednesday look to be the worst of the arctic air mass, with a high temperature between -6°C and -8°C,  and a low temperature between -8°C and -11°C.

Doug Lunquist, Meteorologist at Environment Canada, told Daily Hive earlier this week that the freezing temperatures are due to the cold arctic air coming from the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

He notes that it’s a good time to ensure that Metro Vancouver residents are adequately prepared for winter conditions.

“It’s a good time to prepare and make sure you’re ready to handle the arctic air and snow,” he says. “Get the winter equipment on your car, get salt or sand for your home, and plan your trips ahead when you can.”

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