Snow on Christmas Day in Victoria is far from a sure thing.
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.
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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.
“Winter will be colder than normal in the north and warmer in the south, with the coldest periods in mid- and late November and throughout most of December,” said the Old Farmer’s Almanac about Southern BC.
“Precipitation will be above normal, on average, with snowfall below normal in the north and above normal in the south. The snowiest periods will be in late November, early and late December, and late January.”