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Things Are About to Get Colder & Windier as Metro Vancouver Faces Arctic Winds

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Vancouver will have to brace for the cold this week, as we’re expecting some Arctic winds to roll in, Wednesday night.

Environment Canada announced the alert earlier this week, stating winds from Alaska will be heading South and hitting Metro Vancouver.

The wind chill will make temperatures feel even colder, going to -5 to -10 degrees.

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“People working and spending time outside are reminded to dress warmly and in layers, preferably with a wind-resistant outer layer,” states Environment Canada.

But those in the suburbs have already felt the cold, with light flurries in places like Port Moody.

Meanwhile, North Shore, Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast saw extreme winds Tuesday night, knocking out the power for thousands in the area.

Environment Canada said early Wednesday morning that there may be gusts of wind up to 90 km/hour over parts of Metro Vancouver. That includes Surrey and Langley, the report stated.

A recent report predicted this will be a “harsh” winter for much of Canada. While another report warned Vancouverites that they may see flurries of snow.

It’s clear winter has arrived – so are you ready for the cold?


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