Environment Canada weather

Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island firefighters balance COVID-19 concerns with wildfires worries after near record-topping dry spring

Much of Vancouver Island following a very dry March with what so far has been an even drier April

Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo

Wind advisory for Eastern Vancouver Island

Batten down the hatches; there’s a windstorm coming our way. Environment Canada…

A wind advisory has been issued for the Eastern side of Vancouver island. Black Press file photo
Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria sees second wettest January on record

Many records were set in the wet, snowy month

Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for mid-Island’s east coast

Environment Canada says 60 milimeters of rain expected by Saturday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the area of Parksville Qualicum Beach, calling for 60 millimetres of rain by Saturday Feb. 1. (News file photo)
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North Island bracing for heavy winds

Gusts ready to hit the communities at 120 km/h as Wednesday evening falls

(Black Press File Photo)
More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria snowfall breaks 49-year-old record; wind warnings in effect

Environment Canada says rain and high winds Wednesday afternoon could cause flooding, other problems

More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

VIDEO: Massive lightning storm passes over B.C.’s Elk Valley

A compilation of strikes seen from Fernie at around 1:30 a.m., July 24.

An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Environment Canada says the record-breaking rain will stop this week. (Black Press News File)

Sun on its way after southern Vancouver Island’s wettest July in six years

Environment Canada meteorologists say ongoing off-and-on drizzle likely to end soon

Environment Canada says the record-breaking rain will stop this week. (Black Press News File)
FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19

FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)
Rain is here to stay for a while. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Rain is here to stay for a while. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Extreme winds knock down trees, a shed and a power line on the North Coast

Extreme winds knock down trees, a shed and a power line on the North Coast

Wind warning in effect on North Coast B.C. with gusts up to 90 km/hour

Extreme winds knock down trees, a shed and a power line on the North Coast
Showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday. (File photo)

Showers, flurries and hail all possible over South Coast on Thursday and Friday

Thunderstorms producing small hail could also be on the weather menu

Showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday. (File photo)