Sunshine and highs of 14°C in Vancouver forecast this weekend

Mar 11 2021, 10:02 am

Vancouver’s streak of gorgeous weather is expected to continue into the weekend and partially into next week.

The forecast is calling for sunshine and temperatures in the low-teens over the coming days, with a high of 14°C on Saturday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan confirmed with Daily Hive that temperatures are “climbing right now,” adding that the UV index would be at a 3, or moderate, over the coming days.

“That’s basically due to the ridge of high pressure,” he explains in an interview. “There are clear skies, overnight we’re going to dip lower, and during the day, we have more sun.

Overnight and early morning temperatures, however, are still a few degrees below normal, with low temperatures between 0°C and 1°C moving into the weekend. As far as daytime highs go, Vancouver could be 4°C above normal come Saturday.

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Castellan also says that the forecast brings an “interesting, kind of complex situation” for Sunday and early Monday.

“At one point, it looked like we might see some wet snow, Sunday into Monday, depending on timing,” he explains. “We’ll see the clouds come in likely; it’s also fairly likely to see some showers.”

As far as intense showers and snow at higher elevations, Castellan says it’s a very minor change, despite being something meteorologists looked into.

After Sunday and early Monday, Vancouverites can expect the forecast to “bounce back for the middle of next week.”

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