Weather

Ships docked in Crofton during a rare beautiful day in December. (Photo by Don Bodger)

December rainfall 50 per cent higher than normal on southern Vancouver Island

Blast of snow on Dec. 21 left some on the ground for Christmas

 

On Jan. 4, 2021, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, with high winds expected to pick up the morning of Jan. 5. (Black Press file photo)

Environment Canada issues wind warning for east coast of Vancouver Island

Gusts of 70-90 km/h expected for Tuesday, Jan. 5

 

Flooding on Macmillan Road in Cedar didn’t deter some drivers on Sunday. (ChrisBush/NewsBulletin)

UPDATE: Flood watch lifted in Nanaimo and Parksville

Rivers Forecast Centre upgrades high streamflow advisory

 

Flooding on Cedar Road in Nanaimo last year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Flood watch in effect for areas of Parksville and Nanaimo

Rivers Forecast Centre upgrades high streamflow advisory

Flooding on Cedar Road in Nanaimo last year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Town of Sidney municipal crews were kept busy Monday clearing roads. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Winter storm wreaks havoc across Greater Victoria

More than 32,000 BC Hydro customers without power on Vancouver Island

Town of Sidney municipal crews were kept busy Monday clearing roads. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A lone figure trudges through the snow Monday afternoon in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Black Press Media file photo )

Ferries running, hundreds still without power after snow hits Greater Victoria

Crews assigned to most outages following Monday snowfall

A lone figure trudges through the snow Monday afternoon in Sidney’s Beacon Park. (Black Press Media file photo )
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Victoria to Fanny Bay, forecasting snow at high elevations on Monday. (News Bulletin file photo)

Snow possible in higher elevations on Vancouver Island this week

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Victoria to Fanny Bay, forecasting snow at high elevations on Monday. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings on Friday, Dec. 18 due wind. (News Bulletin file photo)

Adverse weather sees Duke Point, Departure Bay ferry cancellations

After sailings cancelled in the morning, B.C. Ferries announces afternoon and evening cancellations

B.C. Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings on Friday, Dec. 18 due wind. (News Bulletin file photo)
An aerial shot of the landslide, captured by 49 North Helicopter pilot Bastian Fleury. Photo 49 North Helicopters/Facebook

VIDEO: 100-metre wave causes massive washout in Bute Inlet

Landslide causes wave in glacial lake, washes out river on B.C. Central Coast

An aerial shot of the landslide, captured by 49 North Helicopter pilot Bastian Fleury. Photo 49 North Helicopters/Facebook
Downtown Chemainus at twilight. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Why today actually could mark the start of longer afternoons for Vancouver Island

How a small wobble in the Earth’s axis causes later sunsets even as days shrink until the solstice

  • Dec 12, 2020
Downtown Chemainus at twilight. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)

November characterized by no snow, plenty of rain and a record high for one Island town

Temperature almost hits the 20 degree Celsius mark in Chemainus on Nov. 4

Beautiful morning with the sun peaking through, as viewed from Thetis Island. (Photo by Kelly Bannister)
A pedestrian makes their way through the snow in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Wild winter, drastic swings in store for Canada this year: Weather Network

In British Columbia and the Prairies, forecasters are calling for above-average snowfall levels

A pedestrian makes their way through the snow in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Windy conditions in Nanaimo’s Lost Lake area. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wind warning issued for the east coast of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says people ‘should be on the lookout’ for adverse weather conditions

Windy conditions in Nanaimo’s Lost Lake area. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Ferries to resume sailing between Island and mainland this afternoon

Ferry corporation cancels 16 scheduled sailings Tuesday between Island and mainland

BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday, saying snow is a possibility on Monday and could accumulate at higher elevations. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island alerted to possible snowfall Monday

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Sunday, saying snow is a possibility on Monday and could accumulate at higher elevations. (News Bulletin file photo)
Fall leaves all around the abandoned rail line in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s October weather about as routine as it gets

Monthly rainfall total, days of sunshine and temperatures all around normal

Fall leaves all around the abandoned rail line in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for much of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland stating that these areas can expect heavy rainfall beginning on Monday night through Tuesday. (Submitted graphic)

Heavy rain forecast for much of Vancouver Island

Rain should end Tuesday

  • Nov 2, 2020
Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for much of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland stating that these areas can expect heavy rainfall beginning on Monday night through Tuesday. (Submitted graphic)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for parts of Vancouver Island for Thursday and Friday.(File photo)

Snowfall expected in parts of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for north, east and inland Vancouver Island this week

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for parts of Vancouver Island for Thursday and Friday.(File photo)
A still section of the Chemainus River on a warm day in early September. (Photo by Don Bodger)

September had it all with plenty of sun, smoke and rain

One last shot of summer brings the month to an end

A still section of the Chemainus River on a warm day in early September. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)

Vancouver Island police encourage safe driving as rain pools on roads

Slow down, inspect vehicle ahead of driving in wet autumn weather

Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)