Will the weather gods let it snow in Vancouver on Christmas this year? It’s possible, but chances are looking slim.
The weather forecast is suggesting metro Vancouver may receive some snow on December 24 and 25, but it may be similar to last week where the snowfall was quickly turned into rain within a few hours. Current predictions include a high of 2 C, and lows of -3 C on Christmas.
Environment Canada however doesn’t feel too confident in Vancouver receiving snow on Christmas. They recently broke down statistics and trends from the past 40 years and determined while most of B.C. may receive snow, it likely won’t include the lower mainland and Victoria. In fact, they’re predicting some sunshine and cloudy periods.
“There may be some wet flakes mixed in with the rain, but the chances are pretty slim for snow in the Lower Mainland.” said Environment Canada forecaster Greg Pearce. He also adds that there will likely be a storm on December 27 or 28, something Vancouver has been preparing for.
Regardless of the outcome, local mountains have received heavy snowfall this year, so locals don’t have to travel too far for a white Christmas.