The Metro Vancouver weather forecast continues to see unusually mild highs as the province saw its third day of record breaking daily maximum temperatures.
On Wednesday, March 20, a jaw-dropping 48 weather records were broken across B.C. What’s more, some areas saw soaring highs of nearly 26°C.
For example, the Agassiz Area broke its old record of 21.7°C set in 1915 with a summery high of 25.8°C. Likewise, the Squamish Area broke its old record of 21°C set in 1999 with a toasty 25.9°C daily high.
The Hope Area also broke its old record of 22.2°C set in 1960 with a high of 25.9°C.
Other records were broken on Wednesday in the Abbotsford Area, Atlin Area, Bella Coola Area, Blue River Area, Burns Lake Area, Campbell River Area, Cassiar Area, Chetwynd Area, Chilliwack Area, Clearwater Area, Clinton Area, Comox Area, Dease Lake Area, Esquimalt Area, Estevan Point, Fort Nelson Area, Fort St. John Area, Kelowna Area, Kitimat Area, Kootenay National Park, Lytton Area, Mackenzie Area, Malahat Area, Masset Area, McBride Area, Nakusp Area, Nanaimo Area, Pemberton Area, Pitt Meadows Area, Port Hardy Area, Powell River Area, Puntzi Mountain Area, Sandspit Area, Sechelt Area, Tatlayoko Lake Area, Terrace Area, Tofino Area, Vernon Area, Victoria Area, Victoria Gonzales Area, Victoria Harbour Area, Whistler Area, White Rock Area, Williams Lake Area and Yoho National Park.
On Tuesday, March 19, 42 new record high temperatures were set across the province. Prior to that, on Monday, March 18, 26 new record high temperatures were also set across the province.
Thursday’s Vancouver forecast calls for mainly sunny skies with a high of 15°C except highs may reach 20°C inland. Friday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 13°C, and rainfall is expected on Friday night.
February 2019 was the coldest February on record in Metro Vancouver since the records began in 1937. Not only did the month see some frigid temperatures, but they also persisted throughout the month.
Although February saw the coldest temperatures to date, it also saw some of the greatest amounts of snowfall. In fact, 31.2 cm of snowfall was recorded at YVR, making it the eighth snowiest February on record.