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Snow settling down on Saanich Peninsula with more in the forecast for Greater Victoria

Victoria International Airport reported light snow with temperatures at - 3.4 C Sunday evening
A thin layer of snow has settled down on Sidney, including these buildings in the downtown core. (Wolf Depner/News)

A thin layer of snow is accumulating across parts of the Saanich Peninsula Sunday (Dec. 18) with more snow in the forecast for Greater Victoria.

Environment Canada is predicting periods of snow ending near midnight as per a forecast issued at 4 p.m. As of 4:49 p.m. Victoria International Airport was reporting light snow with temperatures below freezing at - 3.4 C. With winds blowing northeast, the windchill makes it feels like - 11 C. Not far from the Victoria International Airport, a thin layer of granular snow has laid itself upon Sidney and North Saanich as the afternoon has turned into the evening.

Elsewhere in the region, light snow is falling in downtown Victoria without sticking — at least so far. Environment Canada predicts temperatures will fall to - 4 C by midnight. With the wind chill, it will feel like - 10 C, according to Environment Canada.

BC Transit Saturday advised customers about potential impacts to transit because of forecasts of snow, but as of Sunday afternoon, no reports of service disruptions have emerged.

Major BC Ferries routes respectively connecting Greater Victoria and mid-Vancouver Island with the Lower Mainland also appear to be running without any interruptions as of mid-Sunday afternoon.

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Wolf Depner

About the Author: Wolf Depner

I joined the national team with Black Press Media in 2023 from the Peninsula News Review, where I had reported on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula since 2019.
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