Snow and heavy rain hits Vancouver Island


Weather warnings are in effect for much of Vancouver Island due to a strong Pacific frontal system that’s delivering a wintery mixture of precipitation to much of the region.

It’s brought snow to parts of the East Island, where up to 5 cm was expected inland, and the Port Alberni area.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a series of weather warnings Saturday, but has since removed them.

Those warnings include a snowfall warning for the East Vancouver Island from Duncan to Campbell River as well as Inland Vancouver Island — alerting of rain on snow with 15 to 30 mm of rain for Saturday.

A rainfall warning is in effect for West Vancouver Island, alerting to an additional 20 to 30 mm expected in most areas of the region, has also been removed.

However, heavy precipitation on the South Island could bring another 15 to 25 mm of rain to Greater Victoria before tomorrow.

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