The Weather Network: Vancouver is in for an even wetter winter than normal

Nov 22 2016, 8:11 pm

A few months ago we told you Vancouver was going to be spared the ‘normal’ winter the rest of Canada was going to be receiving from Mother Nature.

And, after speaking with Meteorologist Dayna Vettese at The Weather Network, we still feel pretty good about that prediction.

While the rest of the country is going to be subject to cold weather and snow, we’re going to be sitting pretty…in the rain. However, that precipitation doesn’t come without its benefits. Rain in Vancouver means snow in the mountains. Which is exactly what the ‘wetter than normal’ pattern that seems to be developing across all of BC suggests will be the case, according to Vettese.

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While daytime winter temperatures in Toronto and Montreal hover between 0°C and -5°C, Vancouver enjoys an average winter temperature between 7-9°C. In other words, summer in Calgary. 

The immediate future in Vancouver looks like rain, followed by more rain, though significant snowfall can be expected to start in the mountains as early as mid-December.

And even though snow in Vancouver is not “out of the question,” the probability of Vancouver enjoying a white Christmas is only sitting at 10 per cent in 2016.

Just another reason to take your holidays in the mountains this year. See you on the slopes, Vancouver!

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