Monday, June 17, 2024

Significant snowfall on the way for Greater Victoria


There’s more snow coming! Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of Vancouver Island, as an intense Pacific storm will reach the South Coast and Vancouver Island Thursday afternoon.

With the cold air already in place, this system will likely bring significant snowfall to the South Coast from late Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning.

Strong winds are also expected with this storm.

By late Friday morning, Environment Canada says there is the potential for the snow at low elevations near the water to change over to rain, however areas at higher elevations or inland will remain as snow.

This mixed precipitation is expected to continue through the weekend although the amounts will be less than Thursday night.

With no significant warming trend in sight, the new snow will likely remain on the ground for several days, Environment Canada warns.

In the meantime, Environment Canada predicts, Wednesday will be bright sunshine with a high of C. 

Related: 5 Things You Need to Know to Deal with the Icy Conditions

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