A Brutal Mix Of Thunderstorms & Snow Is Predicted To Hit Parts Of BC This Week

Even weather forecasters have described it as "odd."

Western Canada Editor
People walk through a snowstorm holding umbrellas. Right: Snowing in downtown Vancouver.

People walk through a snowstorm holding umbrellas. Right: Snowing in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver and other parts of B.C. have been facing some strange weather — and it looks like it's going to continue throughout the week.

Metro Vancouver saw everything from thunder and hail to actual snow over the weekend, and people should prepare for more to come.

Snow reaching lower elevations, like the Lower Mainland, is "rare" for this time of year, said The Weather Network.

Apparently, "thundersnow" is even a thing now.

If you somehow missed the wintry weather, there will be more opportunities to see snow in B.C. this week.

"A fast-moving low-pressure system sliding into Washington and Oregon could trigger some snowfall for higher terrain on Vancouver Island come Monday morning," TWN said.

Monday is supposed to be a "fine day" for the Lower Mainland though, with Vancouver getting highs of 10 degrees.

On Tuesday night though, even more snow could hit.

"It’s usually difficult for snow to accumulate in the middle of April due to the higher sun angle, but snow lovers keep lucking out with these nighttime snowfalls," TWN said.

It also warned of the possibility of thunder and hail on Tuesday.

The Easter egg hunts this weekend might not be as enjoyable outdoors as they have been in the past, but there is some hope.

The Weather Network said that below-seasonal temperatures will "slowly climb to around seasonal in time for Easter weekend."

The weird weather could still continue after the long weekend, though. TWN said that "occasional periods of unsettled conditions will continue into the following week."

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Morgan Leet
Western Canada Editor
Morgan Leet is the Western Canada Editor for Narcity Canada's Western Desk focused on interprovincial travel, and is based in Vancouver.
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