(Victoria Cherry blossoms in January by Don Denton) (Winter branches posted from McLeod Lake, B.C. by Instagram user evalevieb)

Victoria has better weather than you do and isn’t scared to be smug about it

Greater Victoria enjoys spring-like weather while most of Canada faces snow and ice

With early cherry blossom blooms, blushing sunsets and perennial bulbs bursting from the soil, Victorians have no reason to suspect what lurks in Northern B.C and east of the provincial border.

RELATED: Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Canadians from Yellowknife to Thunder Bay are experiencing the depths of winter weather. On Wednesday, Environment Canada reported freezing temperatures across the country – as cold as -36 degrees in Winnipeg, -27 in Thunder Bay, -28 in Regina and -18 in Toronto.

On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the hottest location recorded in Canada was on the west coast of Vancouver Island – Solander Island, B.C. – where residents enjoyed a balmy 8.8 degrees.

Meanwhile Southend, Sask. took the cake for coldest spot in Canada with -44.6 degree-weather.

RELATED: Weather Network predicts ‘mixed bag’ of winter weather for Canada

In Victoria, Islanders were forecasted a high of 8 degrees… and many were less than sympathetic to the rest of the country’s weather woes. Next week the city may see slightly colder weather, with a chance of flurries Sunday night and low of -4 degrees forecast for Monday evening.

RELATED: Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RELATED: Province urges drivers to ‘Shift Into Winter’


 

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