The cold weather this past weekend was only a preview of what’s to come to metro Vancouver this week.
Environment Canada has issued an arctic air warning with the possibility of difficult travel conditions coming to the south of B.C. as early as Monday night.
The breezy weather will be the first of its kind this season, and is expected to last four to six days.
“The Arctic air will arrive from the east, spilling out the coastal inlets and valleys first, spreading west toward Vancouver Island on Tuesday. As the leading edge of the coldest air of the season arrives, bursts of snowflurries may rapidly reduce visibility.” says the alert.
As the arctic air arrives, up to a few centimetres of snowfall is possible. The wind chill equivalent temperatures may drop down to between -5c and -10c in some areas that are exposed to the outflow winds.
Be sure to dress warm and stay up to date with the latest forecast.