First cold snap of the season arrives in Vancouver


Things are getting chilly in Metro Vancouver this week! Temperatures are expected to dip to as low as -2 degrees, making this Vancouver’s coldest weather so far this fall.

Daytime highs are expected to hover around four to six degrees, according to Environment Canada, with lows dipping below zero every night this week. Patchy frost is also anticipated.

On the bright side, Vancouver will be seeing clear sunshine for the next seven days, giving us a break from the heavy rain experienced earlier this month.

For the most part, this winter is expected to warmer than normal with below-average precipitation, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

“The coldest periods will occur in late December, early to mid-January, and mid- to late February. Snowfall will be below normal, except in the southeast, with the snowiest periods occurring in early and mid-January.”

Make sure you’ve got your scarves and tuques handy! The City of Vancouver has also issued an Extreme Weather Alert with a listing of available shelters for persons at risk.

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