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More snow prophesied for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland next Sunday and Monday

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Key takeaways: 

  • Up to 15 cm of snow was prophesied for Saturday in greater terrains, mountain pass roadways.
  • Saturday morning’s snowfall scattered a line of townhouses in Burnaby.

Snowfall predicted for the next Sunday and Monday: 

Environment Canada announced a special weather report Saturday evening forecasting snow that’s anticipated to begin Sunday night over Vancouver Island and go to the Lower Mainland overnight.

It warns drivers in southwestern B.C. and Vancouver Island to brace for changing weather situations during Monday’s morning commute.

The temperature is also anticipated to fall below freezing Saturday night, stated metrologist Louis Kohanyi.

“Tonight we are looking at a few clouds and winds are going to be northwesterly 30 km/h gusting to 60 km/h and they’re going to ease near midnight with a low of minus one,” he stated. Source –

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Snow predicted in Vancouver, Lower Mainland

Up to 10 centimetres of snow could gather on the island, Environment Canada stated, with amounts of up to five centimetres anticipated for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley late Sunday and beginning Monday.

“There is still risk associated with the strength and track of this weather system, and some forecast models show the potential for even higher snowfall amounts into Monday morning,” the statement asserts. Source –

Various parts of southern B.C. woke up to the first snowfall of the winter on Saturday including parts of Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and the Fraser Canyon. On mountain passes, gatherings of up to 15 centimetres of snow were anticipated during the day. 

“Most of the snow fell this morning. We did get a record over the higher terrain of Westwood Plateau of around six centimetres of snow,” Kohanyi stated earlier Saturday, “but most of the snow is over now.” Source –

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