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Sidney, BC

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 14:21 Thursday 21 January 2021

Snow is expected Saturday night and Sunday morning for Vancouver
Island, Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland.

A ridge of high pressure over BC will give mainly clear skies and
cool conditions until late Saturday. A low pressure system will
move southward along the coast bringing cloud to the area Saturday
afternoon. Snow is forecast to begin Saturday night and continue into
Sunday. By Sunday afternoon snow will become mixed with rain in many

Potential snowfall amounts vary from 2 to 5 cm for most of the Lower
Mainland and Sunshine Coast. Eastern and inland areas of Vancouver
Island are most likely to see the highest amounts of snow, with
amounts from 5 to 15 cm.


Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at

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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