Weather

A mountainside is covered with snow as the Coldwater River snakes along side the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Nov. 22, 2021. Environment Canada has issued more than a dozen snowfall warnings and winter storm watches for communities in southern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Snowfall warnings, storm watches issued for southern B.C.

Pacific frontal system is expected to sweep through the B.C. Interior

 

Thick fog settles on the south coast of B.C. for the second consecutive morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Flights impacted as thick fog settles on coastal B.C.

Drivers warned of near-zero visibility in some areas

 

Dense fog blankets Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island’s east coast Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thick fog blankets south, east Vancouver Island causing poor visibility

Conditions expected to ease later in the morning

 

Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

‘Endless’: B.C. family recounts year-long fight for flooding compensation

“Little of this makes sense,” says Dean Janes

Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Rays of light infiltrate the clouds during a sunset in October. (Photo by Donna L. Brown)

Vancouver Island rain gauges stay empty until late October

Total for the month well below normal after precipitation finally arrives

Rays of light infiltrate the clouds during a sunset in October. (Photo by Donna L. Brown)
Vehicles make their way along the snow-covered highway in Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Arctic chill, more snow for parts of B.C., following powerful weekend storm

Snowfall, Arctic outflow and wind warnings remained up Monday

Vehicles make their way along the snow-covered highway in Victoria, B.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Snow along the old Island Highway in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Snow in the forecast for areas of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement

Snow along the old Island Highway in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Sooke sandbag station moves to Ed Macgregor parking lot

Station more accessible for residents, says district

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Traffic is reflected in a rain covered car mirror as cars move through heavy rain in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Drought levels across southern British Columbia have been scaled back for the first time in weeks as a series of powerful storms have drenched the region, including one due to deliver as much as 70 millimetres of rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Heavy rain, snow, ease drought in some B.C. areas as forecasters watch rising rivers

Snowfall warnings are up for areas including Okanagan, Prince George, Cariboo and 100 Mile regions

Traffic is reflected in a rain covered car mirror as cars move through heavy rain in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Drought levels across southern British Columbia have been scaled back for the first time in weeks as a series of powerful storms have drenched the region, including one due to deliver as much as 70 millimetres of rain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)

Islanders brace for rainy November

The gloomiest month of the year is also the wettest

Members of Cowichan Search and Rescue and RCMP work to transport residents to higher ground during November 2021 flooding in the Duncan area. The 845 mm of rain Victoria sees annually is well below many other parts of the Island, including Tahsis (4,261 mm) and Port Renfrew (3,455 mm). (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic grinds to a halt during the Nov. 2 morning commute through the Langford area. (Google Maps)

Rain wreaks havoc on Greater Victoria morning commute

Special weather statement warns of more heavy rain, wind on the way

Traffic grinds to a halt during the Nov. 2 morning commute through the Langford area. (Google Maps)
A pedestrian carries an umbrella as rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. Another atmospheric river is forecast to bring heavy rain to coastal British Columbia by late Thursday and this one could drench drought-stricken areas that didn’t see a lot of rain when the last storm rolled through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More rain for southern B.C., as late October rainfall nears seasonal in some areas

Regions still under Level 5 drought expected to get buckets of rain later this week

A pedestrian carries an umbrella as rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. Another atmospheric river is forecast to bring heavy rain to coastal British Columbia by late Thursday and this one could drench drought-stricken areas that didn’t see a lot of rain when the last storm rolled through. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pedestrians carry umbrellas as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New storm approaches B.C., as province cleans up after first powerful fall tempest

Only 1,200 homes and businesses, most in north-central B.C., remained in the dark early Friday

Pedestrians carry umbrellas as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person holds an umbrella as rain falls while walking under fall foliage on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

At last, rain in Vancouver and elsewhere, but much more needed to break B.C. drought

Environment Canada is calling for less than 10 millimetres of rain in the SE corner of the province

A person holds an umbrella as rain falls while walking under fall foliage on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Late summer weather has stretched beyond mid-October for much of the province, but that is expected to change this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fall set to finally reach B.C., as rain, skiff of snow forecast to replace heat

Rain coming for drought-afflicted Sechelt, overnight temperatures could dip to -11 C in northeast

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Late summer weather has stretched beyond mid-October for much of the province, but that is expected to change this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The sun sets behind the Somass River at Victoria Quay in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni continues to lead B.C’s October heat parade and shatter many records

Century-old records fall away as mid-Island city sees temperatures in upper 20s Celsius

The sun sets behind the Somass River at Victoria Quay in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A man reads a book while sitting on a bench on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s extended summer breaks more records, but weather office says rain approaches

Forecasters calling for showers in many areas by Friday, possible snowflurries in Fort Nelson

A man reads a book while sitting on a bench on the False Creek seawall in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Luisa Weiskopf, visiting from Germany, takes advantage of a warm afternoon to sit in the sun and enjoy a book at Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 29. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Rainfall, drought and wildfires by the numbers in British Columbia

British Columbia should be well into its rainy season, but instead persistent…

Luisa Weiskopf, visiting from Germany, takes advantage of a warm afternoon to sit in the sun and enjoy a book at Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake Park Thursday, Sept. 29. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
A man walks in the water off Locarno Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Water use in Metro Vancouver is much higher, while reservoir levels are lower than normal, prompting the regional district to ask millions of residents and businesses to conserve.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drought prompts request for Metro Vancouver residents to take shorter showers

Region’s water use up by 20 per cent for time of year because of the extended dry weather

A man walks in the water off Locarno Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Water use in Metro Vancouver is much higher, while reservoir levels are lower than normal, prompting the regional district to ask millions of residents and businesses to conserve.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flooding on a rural home in the Hatzic community taken on Nov. 29, 2021, a day before the third atmospheric river event. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. communities warned to prepare for flooding when rain hits drought-ridden areas

Dry weather can increase initial flood risk, River Forecast Centre says

Flooding on a rural home in the Hatzic community taken on Nov. 29, 2021, a day before the third atmospheric river event. (Black Press Media file photo)
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