Residents across Vancouver Island have bundled up as they get ready to brave a chilly week.
Snow fell across Vancouver Island Sunday with some areas getting a light dusting and others seeing more accumulation, including 3 centimetres in Qualicum Beach.
While there are no weather warnings in effect for Vancouver Island, temperatures have dipped. The high in Victoria today is expected to be 0 C with winds up to 15 km/h. There was a wind chill of -9 C in the morning and there is a 30 per cent chance of flurries overnight. The temperature is expected to drop down to -5 C overnight with a wind chill near -11 C and winds up to 15 km/h.
Nanaimo is expected to have a high of -1 C today with a wind chill near -10 C and winds up to 15 km/h. There is a 30 per cent flurries overnight with a low of -9 C and a wind chill near -14 C. Environment Canada’s forecast has Courtenay and Comox with a high of -1 C, with a wind chill near -7 C this afternoon and winds up to 15 km/h. The winds are expected to continue overnight with a low of -7 C and a wind chill near -14 C.
This morning's cold spot in BC goes to Chetwynd with a temp of -42.7C!! Several Extreme Cold & Arctic Outflow warnings are in effect across the province: https://t.co/wQlJWBjfm2 #Brrrr #StayWarm #BCwx pic.twitter.com/G1nB997hlI
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) February 4, 2019
Despite the cooler temperatures, many are enjoying the snow and have shared their pictures with CHEK. Here are a few:
Victoria resident Craig Fraser had some fun with the weather conditions as well, posting a humorous video on Facebook where he described the “terrible conditions” in the city on Sunday.
“It’s been snowing here for 15, 20 minutes, I’d say probably upwards of a half a millimetre by now. It’s chaos,” Fraser joked in the spoof disaster video.
The end is nigh…
Posted by Craig Fraser on Sunday, February 3, 2019