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Keep your umbrella handy: Vancouver forecast calls for 7 straight days of rain

The snow may be gone, but Vancouver is heading into a decidedly wet week.
Photo: Umbrella in the rain / Shutterstock

After Vancouver received a staggering 34 cm of snowfall in five days last week, this week's forecast is calling for seven straight days of rainfall.

Starting on Monday, Jan. 20, Environment Canada calls for rain during the day with a high of 8°C, with total rainfall amounts of five to 10 mm expected. Following this, the evening forecast calls for roughly 5 mm of rain and a low of 3°C. Tuesday is also expected to see rainfall with a high of 8°C and a low of 5°C. Total rainfall amounts of five to 10 mm are expected. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are expected to see rainfall, with daily highs ranging between 8°C and 10°C. Lows will range between 6°C and 8°C. Saturday's forecast calls for rain during the day with a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight.

Sunday's forecast also calls for a 60 per cent chance of showers.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

vancouver-weather-update.jpg.jpgPhoto: Environment Canada

Vancouver saw some snowflakes on Boxing Day, but none of the snow was really sticking to the ground at lower elevations in December. And while there wasn't any snowfall in the first week of the new year, very cold arctic air from the B.C. Interior began to make its way to the South Coast. Once it arrived, it provided the best snow-making conditions of the winter season thus far. 

In addition to ideal snow-making conditions, the cold arctic air brought some chilling lows. In fact, the City of Vancouver saw temperatures dip down to minus seven or lower, with the wind chill factor making temperatures feel decidedly frigid.