Goodbye, sun: Vancouver forecast calls for fog followed by 7 days of rainfall

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The Vancouver weather forecast calls for sunshine in Metro Vancouver, however, a fog advisory was issued for parts of the region this morning.

According to Environment Canada, a strong inversion over the south coast has trapped an extensive area of fog over the Strait of Georgia. As such, fog has moved onshore at many locations near the Strait and is reducing visibilities.

While most of Metro Vancouver is expected to clear out during the morning, fog may persist near the water into Wednesday morning.

During this time visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Fog advisory in effect for:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Vancouver Weather Forecast

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Environment Canada

The forecast is calling for a sunny start to Wednesday, January 16, but it calls for a 60 per cent chance of rainfall in this evening. Following this, the forecast calls for showers during the day on Thursday followed by rainfall in the evening. Afterwards, Friday is expected to see rainfall which carries through the weekend into next week.