Alerts for: East Vancouver Island


11:35 PM PST Friday 02 December 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • East Vancouver Island

Turning colder, possibly snow...

The first Arctic outbreak of the season will bring cold and windy conditions and possibly snow to the south coast and Vancouver Island beginning Sunday evening. Temperatures will plummet 5 to 10 degrees below normal with overnight minimums around minus 5 when the cold air reaches the South Coast Sunday evening. After the cold air arrives, incoming Pacific weather systems may produce snow over coastal communities.

As usual, given the complexity of lowland snow forecasts, there is plenty of uncertainty around the arrival of snow, the areas affected and snowfall amounts. The earliest potential for snow is Sunday night. On Wednesday an incoming stronger Pacific system with mild air overrunning the cold air at the surface will boost the chance of snow again. The snow should disappear by late in the week, as warmer air returns.

The public is encouraged to prepare for wintery conditions. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts, warnings and updates.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.


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