Keep your umbrella handy.
While the Metro Vancouver weather forecast called for a chance of flurries at the start of December, the upcoming week calls for a great deal of rainfall.
Starting Monday, Dec. 9, however, Environment Canada calls for sunshine and a high of 7 C during the day. Since the skies will be somewhat clear, the evening is expected to dip down to a chilly 1C. Following this, Tuesday’s forecast calls for showers and a high of 7C with a far milder low of 6C overnight. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are also expected to be mild and wet.
On Saturday, the forecast calls for a day’s respite from the rainfall with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 6C; the evening is expected to dip down to -1C.
Sunday is expected to see a 60 per cent chance of showers.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
B.C. Winter Forecast
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 five to 10 days.”