Cool weather is expected through this week with flurries forecast Sunday. (Black Press Media files)

BC STORM

Brrrr! Temperatures to drop across B.C.’s south coast

Environment Canada says temperatures will dip five to 10 C below average Saturday night into Sunday

Environment Canada is warning for those living in the south coast to brace for the coldest conditions seen this season starting Saturday night.

Temperatures will drop five to 10 C below seasonal averages, as a system of cold Arctic air moves southward from B.C.’s interior.

The cold air will persist into the latter half of the week, the weather agency said. Exactly how much snow is anticipated is not clear.

In the Fraser Valley and parts of Metro Vancouver, forecasts are calling for a mix of flurries and showers into Sunday with highs of roughly 2 C and a low of -3 C. By Monday, temperatures will have dropped to highs of 1 C or freezing and a low of -6 C.

READ MORE: Blizzard-like conditions hitting B.C. interior highways

READ MORE: Freezing temperatures, and possible snow, headed for the Lower Mainland

In Whistler, flurries will produce two to four centimetres of snowfall Sunday, reaching -15 C overnight. Temperatures will hover around -8 C to -14 C through the week.

As the winds cross the Strait of Georgia Sunday, Environment Canada said there will be chances of snow squalls reaching the eastern side of Vancouver Island. The national forecaster warned this could produce significant snowfall.

Greater Victoria is anticipated to see a mix of rain and flurries Sunday. Monday to Wednesday is expected to be sunny but windy, with a high of 3 C and a low of -5 C. That’s a stark contrast to Feb. 3, 1950 when temperatures dropped to -12 C.

Meanwhile, in Campbell River and the surrounding region, flurries will produce two to four centimetres of snow Sunday, with temperatures reaching – 2 C by the afternoon.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at car dealership in Campbell River turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

Home care transition could exacerbate worker shortage: Seniors advocate

Advocate fears impact of eight-hour shift model on an industry under stress

Tofino beckons Trudeau back for Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

Many teens unaware if they’re vaping nicotine or not

Health Canada survey finds many youth are unaware of the risks of using nicotine products

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Police charge 27-year-old male in Langford shooting

Justin Lemmen was arrested shortly after the shooting after crashing into a truck

Good Samaritans rescue Sidney senior trapped under mobility scooter

78-year-old broke her pelvis and spent a week in hospital after the accident

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Woman who was chased and tackled after break-in sentenced on Vancouver Island

Natasha Geraldine Harris, 28, was sentenced to time served and will be released from jail

Most Read