Weather warning: Metro Vancouver forecast calls for 90 km/h winds and snowfall


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Stanley Park in Vancouver with snow / shutterstock

The Vancouver weather forecast calls for snowfall in the Lower Mainland on Friday and into the weekend.

In fact, parts of the region woke up to snowfall on Friday, February 8, and a special weather statement is in effect for the Vancouver, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Delta, Richmond and the North Shore.

What’s more, the forecast calls for accumulations of snow that will vary across the south coast. In fact, areas along the Sunshine Coast could receive as much as 5 to 10 cm of snowfall overnight, while Metro Vancouver will see less accumulations of 2 to 4 cm.

Temperatures will also drop to a frigid minus eight on Saturday night, as well as minus seven on Sunday night.

Vancouver Weather Forecast

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Environment Canada

Environment Canada also has a wind warning in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver including Surrey and Langley. It notes that strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. These winds may reach 90 km/h this evening over the Fraser Valley and southeaster Metro Vancouver.

And, if there is any snowfall during this time, there will be reduced visibilities in blowing snow. The strong winds are expected to continue into Saturday.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.