Weather in Vancouver: winter storm warning in effect

A winter storm warning is in effect for the entire Vancouver metropolitan area, with “dangerous winter conditions” expected. Heavy snow and prolonged freezing rain are also forecast for the Fraser Valley, and conditions are expected to last through Friday.

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VANCOUVER, BC: Jan 6, 2021 – You may be done with winter, but it’s not over with us yet.

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A winter storm warning is in effect for the entire Vancouver metropolitan area, with “dangerous winter conditions” expected. Heavy snow and prolonged freezing rain are also forecast for the Fraser Valley, and conditions are expected to last through Friday.

Up to 5 centimeters of snow could fall over metro Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack on Thursday morning, with up to 40 centimeters expected closer to Hope and 25 centimeters over Howe Sound by Friday. Along the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Squamish to Whistler, up to 35 centimeters are expected.

Later Thursday, between 30 and 50 millimeters of rain will fall over Metro Vancouver, and more over the North Coast Mountains this afternoon, creating potentially slippery road conditions.

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Freezing rain could also close major routes and bridges and commuters are advised to check ahead before their morning commute.


Weather: Vancouver, BC

Today: Periods of light snow changing to rain near noon. Risk of freezing rain this morning. Precipitation of 10 to 20 mm. Wind east at 20 km / h. High plus 3. Wind chill minus 8 this morning.

Tonight: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind east 20 km / h becoming south 30 overnight. Temperature steady near plus 4.

Tomorrow: Periods of rain ending in the morning. Cloudy thereafter. Wind west 50 km / h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. Temperature dropping to plus 1 in the afternoon.

Source: Environment Canada


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