We don’t want to talk about it either. But whether we like it or not, winter is inevitable. Thankfully, the Farmer’s Almanac has predicted what 2019 winter in B.C. will look like this year. At least we can start to prepare ourselves and to be entirely honest, it doesn't look as bad as other provinces.
Now that summer is coming to an end, we have to start preparing ourselves for the inevitable snow. Narcity has already reported on what winter in Canada will look like, but here's a closer look at winter conditions expected to hit B.C. this year.
According to Farmer’s Almanac, winter is going to be a frigid one for many provinces including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Conditions in B.C. are expected to be "normal" which means that we'll likely see wet and snowy conditions as we usually do. Yes, the snowy slush will be back in Vancouver.
Snow for our beautiful region will be “close to normal” meaning we will see a “wet and/or snowy winter” across the province. The thermometer is expected to hover just above or just below freezing — which isn’t too bad all things considered.
While we won’t have as cold of temperatures as other provinces, winter will be colder than normal with “above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall”.
The coldest period will be in mid-December and early January, late January into early February, and mid to late February.
The snowiest periods, on the other hand, will be late December, early to mid-January, and early February.
April and May will be slightly warmer than normal with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south.
Thankfully, we have something to look forward to as summer of 2020 is expected to be hotter than normal with the hottest period coming in late June and mid-July!
According to Farmer's Almanac, we will end off August in B.C. with a bang as fair and dry conditions stay put. Warm to hot temperatures will be expected, so take in the beach while you can!
As we reluctantly roll into September, we can expect to see a wide variety of weather patterns including generally fair and pleasant weather to start.
Once mid-September comes around, things will be fair but chilly with unsettled patterns. Near the end of the month, things are expected to be “fair, then very unsettled.”
A mix of sun and showers will be expected throughout the upcoming month with an average resting around 14.5°C.
There's still some summer left! So get out there an enjoy it.
Surprisingly, B.C. has already seen some glimpses of winter this summer. Earlier this month, parts of B.C. saw actual snowfall on several highways. Prior to this, snowfall warnings were issued for parts of the province, proving that winter never really ends.