December 13, 2016 5:15 pm
Updated: December 14, 2016 12:23 am

Vancouver could be on course for coldest December on record

WATCH: With a polar vortex sweeping south, people in several B.C. regions are bracing for a spell of bitter cold. Linda Aylesworth has a look at some of the coldest areas and how people are coping.


The cold temperatures Vancouver has been experiencing in the last week may be here to stay.

Global BC meteorologist Michael Kuss says the average temperature for the period from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 at YVR was 1.8 C.

He says if YVR averages around -3 C between Dec. 13-18, which it should, the average temperature for the month will be near zero.

The monthly normal for December is 3.5 C. By comparison, the average temperature for December was 5.2 C in 2015.

The coldest December on record was in 1984 with an average temperature of 0.6 C.

“We have a bit of a warm-up in the forecast for next week, but if it doesn’t hold we could be flirting with the coldest December on record,” said Kuss.

Stay tuned to our SkyTracker weather page for updates.

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