Wintery weather warning for Metro Vancouver this week

But still no White Christmas.


We’ve gotten off fairly easily so far this December when it comes to snow and cold, but things are going to take a turn yet again this week before taking, well, yet another turn by the weekend, and Environment Canada issued a new weather alert Monday morning warning of “wintery” days to come.

Last year, Vancouver residents faced unexpected amounts of snow. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Now that the soggy rainstorms are behind us, Metro Vancouver can expect to see some colder wet stuff by Thursday, and then it’s going to get chilly.

“Snow likely over higher terrain on Tuesday…Flurries possible on Thursday…Colder after Thursday for the rest of the week,” notes Environment Canada’s alert.

“The weather will become more wintery over the south coast this week.”

Screenshot/Environment Canada

On Tuesday, the cold, possibly snowy blast will affect East Vancouver Island and Victoria the most, and spots like higher elevation areas in Metro Van seeing up to about 5 cm of snow.

Expect to see any snow that came in Tuesday to melt on Wednesday. A bit more snow could fall Thursday, but by Friday all we are expected to feel is cold.

Metro Vancouver’s Christmas forecast remains cold (as in around the freezing mark) and sunny, and snow-free.

14 day forecast for Vancouver (Screenshot/Weather Network)
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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: