Wet, windy, and cold weather to hit Vancouver this week

Dec 19 2017, 6:31 pm

Classic November in Vancouver.

Cold and wet weather will return to Metro Vancouver on Tuesday with gusty winds and heavy rain coupling with near freezing temperatures.

Environment Canada is calling for westerly winds of 40km/hour with gusts of up to 70 km/hour pushing through Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, West Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands on Tuesday.


Around 25 to 35mm of rain is also expected Tuesday, continuing a wet weather system beginning Monday that will see showers build throughout the day with 15 to 20mm over night. While a rain warning has not yet been issued, it is likely rain accumulation forecasts will increase over the next 24 hours.

Tuesday will see warmer temperatures with a high of 12°C but overnight lows will dip to 4°C.

Sun will return for Wednesday with much cooler temperatures and a low of 2°C. The cold weather will stretch into Thursday when showers, and a slight chance of snow, will hit the region again.

The cooler temperatures and precipitation is excellent news for the local mountains, which need to see as much snow as possible to make up for last year’s lacklustre season. As of 8 a.m. on Monday morning, it was -3°C and snowing at the top of Grouse Mountain, with more snow forecast for Tuesday night.

Grouse Mountain webcam – 8:30 a.m., Monday, November 16

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