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Sunny stretch: Vancouver forecast calling for bright sunshine all weekend long

A special weather statement is in effect for the Lower Mainland as the Metro Vancouver weather forecast calls for a cold and blustery week ahead.

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A special weather statement is no longer in effect for the Lower Mainland but the Metro Vancouver weather forecast still calls for a frigid low tonight.

Staring Thursday, Nov. 26, Environment Canada calls for bright sunshine and a high of 6°C during the day. Following this, the forecast calls for temperatures to drop to a chilly -3°C. However, 15 km/hr winds will make the temperature feel like -9°C.

Friday morning is also expected to feel cool, with a wind chill of -9°C. The day is expected to be bright and sunny, and reach a high of 4°C. Saturday's forecast also calls for bright sunshine, while Sunday is expected to see a mix of sun and cloud.

Monday is also expected to be bright and sunny, but Tuesday's forecast calls for a 60% chance of showers in the evening. Wednesday's forecast also alls for a chance of showers.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast

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Back in September, The Weather Network predicted that British Columbia would have a milder winter, but that December was a “wild card.”

Since then, the winter forecast has been updated to include the most recent prediction, which calls for milder temperatures along the B.C. coast and across much of Northern B.C. While northeastern B.C. to the southern interior will see near normal temperatures.

While the north coast region is, “expected to see above average rainfall and alpine snow,” the south coast region is expected to be drier than normal. With this in mind, the forecast adds that this dry pattern may break at times during the season. During these breaks, the Lower Mainland could have the, “potential to see several weeks’ worth of precipitation in just 5 to 10 days.”