Vancouver's Halloween weather forecast calls for clear skies

Oct 30 2020, 5:07 pm

If you’re looking to go out trick-or-treating on Saturday night, there’s some good news, as the weather on Halloween is expected to remain clear.

According to Environment Canada, Saturday’s forecast will see a mix of sun and cloud during the day with fog patches.

Halloween weather

Environment Canada

Be sure to bundle up during the evening as the low will drop to 5°C.

Halloween Blue Moon

This Halloween will also see the appearance of a rare blue moon.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the moon won’t actually appear blue on Halloween; rather, it’s the name given when two full moons appear in a single month (which happens on average every two to three years).

Despite not looking blue, a full moon on Halloween occurs roughly once every 19 years — a pattern known as the Metonic Cycle — so we’ll still get hit with something quite uncommon.

Every month has a full moon, but the end of October will be illuminated with its second of the month — a blue moon, the first visible across North American skies since March 2018.

Halloween guidelines

With a Halloween that will undoubtedly look different this year, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has shared its guidelines on gatherings, candy collection, and everything in between.

For children and families, the BCCDC encourages “less social” and “more local” Halloween events this year.

People are being encouraged to skip Halloween parties, trick-or-treat in small groups in their neighbourhood, and “get creative” when it comes to handing out treats.

With files from Eric Zimmer and Ty Jadah 

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