You probably heard right, that was thunder. On Saturday, November 6, a thunderstorm rolled into Metro Vancouver just before 5 pm.
According to Environment Canada, the conditions at the Vancouver International Airport included light rain showers and a thunderstorm as of 4:44 pm.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement at 4:48 pm for Metro Vancouver warning of potential strong winds to develop overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.
While the thunderstorm may be going on Saturday evening, the rest of the forecast looks clear.
Clear of thunder that is, it’s November in Vancouver so of course there’s nothing but rain and clouds ahead.
Thunderstorms are rare for Vancouver, so when locals hear the rumble of thunder, they take notice.
Twitter users were lighting fast to respond to the storm, tweeting out updates of where and when they heard the thunder.
Thunder? In Vancouver? That loud? wtf
— Sarah Drummond (@IndeDrum) November 6, 2021
Wow, the rare crack of thunder is heard in downtown Vancouver. I hope we are in for a light show!
— Julian Allen (@julianallen13) November 6, 2021
That was some crazy loud thunder Vancouver! 😱
— Veronica Cheng (@VeronicaHCheng) November 6, 2021
According to the Canadian Red Cross, when there’s a thunderstorm it’s best to stay indoors away from doors and windows.
There have been no warnings or alerts issued for Metro Vancouver regarding the thunderstorm.