Metro Vancouver could see some snow flurries for the New Year


Well, we didn’t get a white Christmas in Metro Vancouver this year, but there’s a chance we could have a bit of a white New Year’s Eve and Day in the area.

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Vancouver, CANADA – 23 Feb, 2018 : People walk across the road while winter time with Snow storm in Downtown Vancouver, Canada Winter time with Snow storm in Downtown Vancouver, Canada / Shutterstock

Environment Canada’s forecast for the evening of Dec. 31, 2018 and the morning of Jan. 1, 2019 currently includes a 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries in the area.

It’s a slim chance, but a chance nonetheless.

Considering how many revellers will likely be out and about to celebrate the changing of the calendar tonight in Vancouver, planning safe transportation will be key, particularly with the threat of inclement weather. One option is to make use of the free transit being offered on all TransLink bus and SkyTrain lines, which kicks in at 5 pm and lasts until 5 am Tuesday.

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The low tonight is going to be a chilly 1C in Vancouver, with temps only expected to reach 4C Monday and Tuesday. The possibility of wet snow returns to the forecast after a generally rainy week on Saturday, with a 60 percent chance of rain and snow flurries that night.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA 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: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom