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Ahahswinis 1, BC

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 04:28 Thursday 26 January 2023

A cold spell is in the forecast for most of B.C.

Arctic air will invade B.C. beginning overnight Friday, with a major shift in temperature from our mild January.

Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal over the South Coast.

Northern B.C. coastal areas will also see a rapid drop in temperatures, from above to below normal.

Gusty winds will accompany the arrival of the cold air, and the wind chill will make it feel even colder.

A few days of outflow winds is expected through coastal valleys of the North and Central Coast (including Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Bella Coola) beginning Saturday morning.

Outflow winds will spread to the Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley Saturday night.

Temperatures are expected to gradually rise late next week, in early February. However, there remains significant uncertainty on the timing of a return to seasonal temperatures.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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