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Here is how much it is expected to rain to in Vancouver this week

The weather is about to take a decidedly dreary turn. ☔
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The Vancouver weather forecast includes a great deal of rainfall over the weekend starting on Sept. 16, 2021, so you should keep your umbrella handy.  Photo: Umbrella folding / Shutterstock

The weather is expected to get decidedly dreary for a fairly long time in Vancouver.

After a largely dry, sometimes too-hot summer, locals will be treated to some crisper temperatures heading into the start of the fall season. 

The Vancouver weather forecast includes a great deal of rainfall over the weekend as well as heading into next week, so you might want to keep your umbrella handy. 

Starting on Wednesday (Sept. 15), Environment Canada calls for bright sunshine and a high of 17°C during the day with a low of 9°C overnight. On Thursday, the forecast also includes sunshine, but with a slightly warmer daily high of 19°C. Starting Thursday night, however, periods of rain are expected. 

The wet trend is expected to continue into the weekend, with Friday's forecast calling for rain all day and a high of 14°C. Saturday's forecast calls for rain while Sunday's forecast includes a 70 per cent chance of showers. 

Heading into next week, Monday and Tuesday's forecast currently include a 60 per cent chance of showers. 

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

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Photo via Environment Canada

Environment Canada is calling for a warmer than average autumn on the south coast of B.C. in its complete forecast released Sept.1 — the first day of meteorological fall. 

This winter La Niña could also impact temperatures in the Lower Mainland region, as well as the amount of snow. Currently, the federal weather forecaster's models are indicating that there is a "medium" chance of a weak La Niña this winter but that its effects won't show until December. 

Read the full autumn forecast and a preview for winter 2021/2022.