Are you sick of the cold?
Do not hold your breath.
The federal weather forecaster warns that the frosty weather will stick around in Metro Vancouver through the weekend. In the rest of winter, temperatures will be below-average.
In early December, Environment Canada Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon told Vancouver Is Awesome It is expected that the region will experience a colder winter overall. He warned that extreme weather events are possible in any winter, regardless of long-term forecasts.
While meteorologists did predict a cold snap for the Lower Mainland in mid December, it is impossible to know the exact extent of the cold until the event.
V.I.A. was told by Brian Proctor, Environment meteorologist. in a telephone interview that a weather event has several components that aren’t possible to forecast too far in advance.
He explained that he had seen hints of it around Dec. 15. “But how much we’re going to see, how strong those arctic outflows are going to get…we really have to be closer to the event to really get a better feel for what’s happening.”
Proctor also stated that the cold air from this cold snap will begin to leave the region this weekend. Vancouverites should be prepared for significant snowfalls before then. In fact, the unseasonably low temperatures will mean that snow is more likely to accumulate—even at places by the water.
Overall, the region is expected to see a “very La Niña-like winter as we move forward in time,” he adds. “Wo what that tends to mean for British Columbia…is a cooler than normal sort of winter pattern. It is likely to be a little wetter than usual, but it is still less. [of a]Clear signal of precipitation in large parts of the province
However, other weather patterns like the pineapple expresses could bring warm air into the region in the winter months. As such, the average temperature for the month is a compilation of weather events but doesn’t tell the complete story of extreme weather patterns.
A snowfall warning is currently in effect for the Metro Vancouver region that includes 5 to 10 cm of snowfall with the potential for heavier amounts.