The Weather Network releases British Columbia's long-term spring forecast

Feb 26 2020, 9:14 am

While the grey skies and low temperatures may not be anything to smile about, there is one truth — spring is actually on its way.

We promise.

With just 22 days of our least favourite season winter left (but who’s counting?), The Weather Network has released its national spring forecast to give us the low down on what British Columbia can expect.

The days will get longer, but will Vancouver see a warm or a rainy spring?

Spring Forecast Temperature Map (CNW Group/The Weather Network)

According to The Weather Network’s Spring Forecast, which looks at March, April, and May, “most Canadians will have to be patient as we wait for the arrival of consistently warm weather.”

Remember what that felt like? But while it will eventually be warm, don’t expect it to happen overnight.

“Spring will tease us at times with periods of warm weather, but the warmth will lack consistency across most of Canada,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist with The Weather Network. “This spring will bring a heightened risk for several weeks of colder than normal weather, even for regions that will see average temperatures for the season overall. In addition, large parts of the country will have a wet spring.”

The longterm look at British Columbia’s spring calls for a “slower start than many recent years.”

Fortunately, that means excellent conditions are expected on local mountains for skiers and snowboarders. Spring is also expected to “finish strong” across the region with warmer-than-average temperatures.

The Weather Network notes that “near normal” rain and alpine snow are expected.

The Weather Network

So, above-average temperatures with average rainfall.

We’ll take it.