Thunderstruck: Vancouver forecast calling for risk of thunderstorms all day long


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The Metro Vancouver weather forecast called for rainfall over the weekend, and now Environment Canada calls for a risk of thunderstorms to start the week.

Starting on Monday, Sept. 9, the forecast calls for mainly cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of showers followed by a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon; the evening forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers and a risk of thunderstorms, too.

Following this, Tuesday is expected to see a 30 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon, while the evening is expected to be cloudy. Wednesday’s forecast calls for drier weather, with a mix of sun and cloud during the day and a high of 22°C. However, the rainfall expected to return Thursday, with the forecast calling for a 40 percent chance of showers during the day and periods of rainfall at night.

Friday is expected to be cloudy during the day with periods of rainfall at night. Saturday and Sunday’s forecasts call for rainfall, too.

 Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast

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Back in April, Environment Canada told Vancouver Is Awesome that the Lower Mainland would likely see above average temperatures in late spring and into summer. Further, it noted that the summer season would likely be warmer overall. These above-average temperatures are expected to continue into the autumn season.

Environment Canada has also stated that Vancouver will see above average temperatures this upcoming winter. However, it also states that it cannot comment on how much precipitation the Lower Mainland will receive. Find out more information about the frosty season here.