Sunday, July 21, 2024

More snow could be on the way for parts of Vancouver Island including Victoria


Be prepared for a slushy drive into work Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada issued another special weather statement warning of potential light snow and “patchy freezing drizzle” during the Tuesday morning commute.

The alert was issued for Greater Victoria, the southern Gulf Islands, the Malahat Highway and eastern and inland Vancouver Island.

In addition, a special weather statement is in effect for Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay, while Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni and Duncan will also be affected.

“The recent cold weather has primed the south coast for low-elevation snowfall,” the Environment Canada weather alert reads.

“A low-pressure system will spin up over Vancouver Island producing periods of light snow and a risk of freezing drizzle beginning early Tuesday morning.”

According to Environment Canada, there is a risk of patchy freezing drizzle giving slippery conditions throughout the island.

As of this publication, temperatures are expected to remain above freezing levels for most of the week, however, Monday night could see -2°C.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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