Snow forecast for Vancouver, Fraser Valley, East Vancouver Island starting Tuesday
It may seem unbelievable following the clear and sunny day on B.C. Family Day, but conditions across the B.C. South Coast are set to change Tuesday.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region, beginning Tuesday afternoon.
Due to the Arctic air that has been in place over the South Coast for several days, the system moving in from Alaska will bring moisture with it, which is expected to fall as snow.
Some areas could receive around five centimetres, while other areas could see up to 15 centimetres, especially away from the Strait of Georgia.
The snow is expected to end Wednesday morning.
The statement is in place for:
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
- Fraser Valley – central including Chilliwack
- Fraser Valley – east including Hope
- Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford
- East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River
- East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo
- East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay
- Howe Sound
- Sunshine Coast – Gibsons to Earls Cove
- Sunshine Coast – Saltery Bay to Powell River
- Southern Gulf Islands
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