As Christmas inches closer, the temperatures are dropping and snow is in the forecast for Victoria.
According to the latest weather update from Environment Canada, another snow fall is on the way for the Greater Victoria area this weekend.
Temperatures will hover above 5°C during the day while dropping to freezing levels overnight.
On Saturday, temperatures will begin shifting to even colder temperatures potentially bringing snow along with it.
As of this publication, there is a 30% chance of snow Saturday night, followed by a 60% possibility of flurries on Sunday and Monday.
For the long-term forecast, according to the Weather Network, Greater Victoria is about to shift into a deep freeze next week with temperatures falling into the negative double digits.
See also: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts snow for Victoria on Christmas Day
The cooler temperatures are being generated by a severe artic outflow that will deliver a below normal conditions, also known as a polar vortex.
The coastal areas of Vancouver Island will see some of the coldest temperatures, with Victoria dipping as low as -12°C next week. Further up island, Campbell River could see -15°C weather.
The upcoming temperature’s could fall in line with Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction of snow for Victoria on Christmas Day.
Last year some parts of Greater Victoria were blessed with a healthy enough amount of snow on the ground to go tobogganing, have snowball fights and struggle on their road trip to a family dinner on Christmas Day.
However, the last true ‘white Christmas’ with fresh snowfall was in 2017.
This year, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we may indeed have another white Christmas in BC’s capital region.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been making long-range predictions with reasonable accuracy since 1792 in Canada and the United States.
The longest running publication in North American History contains planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, lifestyle articles and weather forecast predictions for the coming year and seasons.
The south end of Vancouver Island and the rest of southern BC may just be the only regions in all of Western Canada that can look forward to fresh snow for a white Christmas.
“In Canada, snow will be on the ground (or at least in the air) for Christmas Day in Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, the Prairies, and Southern British Columbia, as well as way up north in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.”
Mild weather and snow are predicted for the week leading up to Christmas Day this year, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
With files from Curtis Blandy