Weather

Partially submerged vehicles are seen as floodwaters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The city of Prince George is the latest to feel the lash of torrential downpours linked to ongoing unsettled weather across British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unsettled B.C. weather prompts flash floods, complicates river level forecasts

Environment Canada is calling for thundershowers through the day in many B.C. regions

Partially submerged vehicles are seen as floodwaters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The city of Prince George is the latest to feel the lash of torrential downpours linked to ongoing unsettled weather across British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A little more patience required yet before July heats up on Vancouver Island

Wet weather of June resurfaced at the end of the long weekend in July

Low tide at Davis Lagoon in Saltair. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C., Yukon but cooler conditions in the forecast

Forecasters say inland temperatures reaching 34 C are possible across the Lower Mainland

Pinky, who asked to be identified only by her first name, reacts as she cools off in the water at a temporary misting station in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021.Environment Canada says heat warnings will persist in British Columbia and Yukon for at least another day, but cooler conditions are on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People sit and lie in the sun at Kitsilano Beach Park as temperatures reached highs into 20s in Vancouver on Saturday, May 9, 2020,. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck).

If you can’t stand the heat: Tips to stay cool in B.C.’s first heat wave of the summer

Temperatures expected to top 30 C this weekend in many parts of B.C.

People sit and lie in the sun at Kitsilano Beach Park as temperatures reached highs into 20s in Vancouver on Saturday, May 9, 2020,. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck).
Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada predicts Victoria temperatures will hit 28 C with sunny skies on Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The River Forecast Centre is warning of incoming rainy weather, that will increase the risk of flooding in several parts of B.C. (TNRD photo)

Heavy rain in parts of B.C. a concern for flood-prone areas: River Forecast Centre

Rain could impact headwaters of the north and south Thompson rivers and the Cariboo mountains

The River Forecast Centre is warning of incoming rainy weather, that will increase the risk of flooding in several parts of B.C. (TNRD photo)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The snow was sticking in Elkford on midday, June 13th, only a week out from the beginning of summer 2022. (Image courtesy of Tathlina Lovlin)

Snow sticks in Elkford, a week out from summer

Summer has never felt so far away for the Elk Valley

The snow was sticking in Elkford on midday, June 13th, only a week out from the beginning of summer 2022. (Image courtesy of Tathlina Lovlin)
The B.C. Coroners Service reported 719 sudden deaths during last summer’s heat wave, triple the number that would typically be expected in the province in a week. (Shutterstock)

Sooke steps up preparations for hot weather

Extreme weather plan for this season includes public education

The B.C. Coroners Service reported 719 sudden deaths during last summer’s heat wave, triple the number that would typically be expected in the province in a week. (Shutterstock)
A beautiful sunset during May at Osborne Bay. (Photo by Karen McInnis)

May brings wild wind and more rainy weather to Vancouver Island

La Nina ocean current and atmospheric river from the Gulf of Alaska causes the bad weather

A beautiful sunset during May at Osborne Bay. (Photo by Karen McInnis)
A woman walks her dogs along the beach by Lake Ontario as the sun rises in Toronto on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Higher than normal temperatures across much of the country will offer Canadians a chance to enjoy the summer, but predictions from a prominent national forecaster warn the humidity could welcome a rather stormy season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

B.C. gets a break as hot summer, big storms to sweep much of Canada: Weather Network

Alberta springtime dryness, Manitoba floods should even out into typical Prairie precipitation

A woman walks her dogs along the beach by Lake Ontario as the sun rises in Toronto on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Higher than normal temperatures across much of the country will offer Canadians a chance to enjoy the summer, but predictions from a prominent national forecaster warn the humidity could welcome a rather stormy season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
People walk by the steam clock in Gas Town in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, December, 31, 2019. Environment Canada warns prolonged rains will drench parts of northern B.C. over the weekend, raising the potential for localized flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Environment Canada warns of heavy rain for parts of northern B.C., flood watch posted

Rainfall warnings issued for North and South Peace River regions

People walk by the steam clock in Gas Town in downtown Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, December, 31, 2019. Environment Canada warns prolonged rains will drench parts of northern B.C. over the weekend, raising the potential for localized flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
Bill Cavers tends to the hive in his Fairfield yard. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Bill Cavers tends to the hive in his Fairfield yard. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A beautiful sunset on the water during April. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

More than a double shot of rain fell on southeast Vancouver Island this April

Cooler temperatures also brought a dusting of snow and hail as spring comes in cool

A beautiful sunset on the water during April. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)
A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)

Ring cloud spotted in the sky near Greater Victoria

Residents quick to come up with causes on social media

A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)
Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Cooler than normal Vancouver Island spring expected to continue into May

Forecast calls for much of the same as Islanders have been seeing

Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)
More than 5,300 hydro customers were without power on the south Island, including the Gulf Islands and as far north as Duncan, as of Tuesday morning. That included more than 200 in Sooke and Metchosin as well as 535 in Jordan River. (BC Hydro outage map)
More than 5,300 hydro customers were without power on the south Island, including the Gulf Islands and as far north as Duncan, as of Tuesday morning. That included more than 200 in Sooke and Metchosin as well as 535 in Jordan River. (BC Hydro outage map)
Blossoms on the trees in downtown Chemainus are in full bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)

More days with wet weather in March, but accumulation lower

Whether the month was wetter or not in the region depends on your point of view

Blossoms on the trees in downtown Chemainus are in full bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)