Keep your umbrella handy.
The Vancouver weather forecast calls for rainfall over the next 48 hours as well as rain for the rest of the week.
Starting on Monday, Dec. 30, Environment Canada calls for periods of rain or drizzle and a high of 7 C followed by a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight. Rainfall amounts of five to 10 mm are expected. Following that, Tuesday's forecast calls for 30 to 40 mm of rainfall during the day with a high of 7 C.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to see rain, with daily highs of 10 C and 6 C respectively. However, Thursday will dip down to a chilly 3 C low overnight.
The forecast calls rain on Saturday and Sunday during the day with periods of rain or snow overnight.
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.”