Stormy weather: Vancouver forecast calls for risk of thunderstorm today


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The Metro Vancouver weather forecast includes a risk of a thunderstorm and showers after a long stretch of warm, record-breaking temperatures.

Environment Canada calls for Tuesday, March 26 to see, “a few showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers.” In addition, the forecast calls for a risk of a thunderstorm during the day, too. However, the sky is expected to clear in the evening.

Following this, the forecast calls for Wednesday to be sunny and bright with a high of 13°C. Further, the sunshine and warm weather is expected to carry through the week until Saturday.

Sunday and Monday are expected to be warm with a chance of showers.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

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Environment Canada

On Wednesday, March 20, a jaw-dropping 48 weather records were broken across B.C. What’s more, some areas saw soaring highs of nearly 26°C.

For example, the Agassiz Area broke its old record of 21.7°C set in 1915 with a summery high of 25.8°C. Likewise, the Squamish Area broke its old record of 21°C set in 1999 with a toasty 25.9°C daily high.

The Weather Network has updated its spring forecast for the province, and it calls for warmer weather as well as, “a heightened threat for flooding from rapid snow melt in the alpine regions.”