Vancouver Weather: Showers and Thunderstorms Expected

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Current Conditions

Overview

As of 3:00 AM PDT on Saturday, June 15, 2024, Vancouver is experiencing mostly cloudy conditions with a temperature of 11°C, as observed at Vancouver International Airport. The wind is blowing from the east-northeast at 13 km/h, and the barometric pressure is 101.5 kPa and falling. Humidity is high at 92%, and visibility is 24 km.

Special Weather Statement

A special weather statement has been issued, highlighting the potential for snow in the mountain passes, including Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector, Allison Pass, Kootenay Pass, and Rogers Pass. Snowfall accumulations are expected to range from a trace to 5 cm. This unusual weather is due to an upper low bringing a cool airmass to the BC Interior this weekend.

Detailed Forecast

Saturday, June 15

Vancouver will see showers with a risk of thunderstorms. The wind will shift to the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h late in the morning. The high temperature will reach 15°C, and the UV index will be low at 2.

Night: The night will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and west winds at 20 km/h. The low will drop to 10°C.

Sunday, June 16

The cloudy weather will persist with a 60% chance of showers. The high will be 15°C.

Night: Cloudy periods are expected with a low of 11°C.

Monday, June 17

Expect a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 18°C.

Night: Cloudy periods will continue with a low of 12°C.

Historical Weather Data

On June 15, the historical average high is 19.1°C, and the average low is 11.2°C. The highest temperature recorded on this date was 26.1°C in 1969, and the lowest was 7.2°C in 1945. The greatest precipitation recorded was 37.3 mm in 1976.

Wardrobe Suggestions

Given the weather, it’s advisable to wear layers to stay comfortable with fluctuating temperatures and potential rain. A waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes will help keep you dry during showers, and an umbrella can be handy for unexpected rain.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Vancouver’s weather is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean, which keeps temperatures relatively mild year-round compared to other Canadian cities. This maritime influence is why Vancouver rarely sees snow in the city itself, although the nearby mountains can receive significant snowfall.

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