Long weekend weather: Vancouver forecast calls for a chance of rainfall

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The Metro Vancouver weather forecast calls for warmer Thanksgiving long weekend weather after Wednesday, Oct. 9 temperatures were their lowest in over 80 years.

Starting on Thursday, Environment Canada calls for sunshine and a high of 12°C during the day, followed by a chilly 1°C low overnight. Friday is expected to be sunny with a high of 13°C, but cloudy periods will see temperatures dip to a warmer 7°C.

The milder trend is expected to continue into the weekend, with a 60 per cent chance of showers throughout the day on Saturday. The forecast calls for a high of 12°C during the day, and a low of 9°C overnight. Sunday is expected to be cloudy, while Monday’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud.

Tuesday is expected to see a chance of showers while Wednesday’s forecast calls for rain.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

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Vancouver hadn’t seen an Oct. 9 this cold since 1935 – a whopping 84 years ago. Back then, temperatures dipped to 1.1°C. Prior to that, temperatures dipped to zero degrees in 1916.

If you felt like fall came unseasonably early in the Lower Mainland, you aren’t alone.

Not only have there been many dreary, rainy days, but there have also been a number of downpours. Vancouverites witnessed an intense downpour around 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 that caused flash flooding in parts of the city. As a matter of fact, Vancouver received over twice the average rainfall for September.