Weather

A beautiful sunset on the water during April. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

More than a double shot of rainfall during April

Cooler temperatures also brought a dusting of snow and hail

 

It won’t be long before sunny days will be the norm for long stretches of time after we get out of this April unsettled weather. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Weather whining a regular pastime

Remember conditions can change from one extreme to the other quickly

 

A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)

Ring cloud in the sky near Greater Victoria has internet going in circles

Residents quick to speculate causes on social media, answer more obvious to Environment Canada

A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)
Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Cooler than normal Vancouver Island spring expected to continue into May

Forecast calls for much of the same as Islanders have been seeing

Snow fell in Lake Cowichan on the weekend of April 9-10, 2022, as the cool spring weather continues. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Blossoms on the trees in downtown Chemainus are in full bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)

More days with wet weather in March, but accumulation lower

Whether the month was wetter or not in the region depends on your point of view

Blossoms on the trees in downtown Chemainus are in full bloom. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.Heavy rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of British Columbia as winter melts into spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

UPDATE: Environment Canada warns of windstorm, huge waves, deep snow for parts of B.C.

Up to 100 mm of rain and strong winds in the forecast for parts of British Columbia

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.Heavy rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of British Columbia as winter melts into spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
(B.C. Transportation)

Special weather statement in effect for Coquihalla Highway

20-40 centimetres is expected from Sunday night to Tuesday

(B.C. Transportation)
A beautiful sunrise in Chemainus during late February. (Photo by Debbie Simmonds)

Less rain, more sun marks February weather

Spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, with a brief cold snap expected later in March

A beautiful sunrise in Chemainus during late February. (Photo by Debbie Simmonds)
A cyclist crosses Humber Bay Arch Bridge during sunrise in Toronto on Friday, November 5, 2021. Canadians should be patient this spring as a “temperature rollercoaster” is expected across the country in the coming weeks, according to predictions from a prominent national forecaster.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Canada expected to see ‘temperature roller-coaster’ this spring

Weather Network says expect to see tastes of spring, but a number of weeks to go before winter fades

A cyclist crosses Humber Bay Arch Bridge during sunrise in Toronto on Friday, November 5, 2021. Canadians should be patient this spring as a “temperature rollercoaster” is expected across the country in the coming weeks, according to predictions from a prominent national forecaster.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Monday’s mid-Island warmth not a sign of things to come: Environment Canada

Nanaimo saw a high of 13.2 C on Monday, its 5th-warmest Feb. 7 on record

Thermometers hit 13.2 C in Nanaimo yesterday (Feb. 7), according to Environment Canada data. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Frigid Beijing-area temperatures ramp up efforts by cold-tested Olympians to keep warm

Snow might be hard to come by, but icy temperatures, bone-chilling winds put winter in the games

Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Fog settled in for an extensive period during January. In this photo, you can see where the Crofton pulp mill is situated, but that’s about it. (Photo by Amelia Breckenridge)

January’s weather cocktail a mixture

Dry period brings sun, cloud and fog, and rainfall well below the seasonal normal

Fog settled in for an extensive period during January. In this photo, you can see where the Crofton pulp mill is situated, but that’s about it. (Photo by Amelia Breckenridge)
Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Snow falls near the Malahat on Nov. 18, 2021. Snowfall of 2 to 5 cm is expected early Wednesday, Feb. 2, particularly on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Snow in the forecast for eastern Vancouver Island

Pacific frontal system expected to bring 2 to 5 cm to south coast

Snow falls near the Malahat on Nov. 18, 2021. Snowfall of 2 to 5 cm is expected early Wednesday, Feb. 2, particularly on the Malahat. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
Snow falls on Boston Common, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Boston. Forecasters watched closely for new snowfall records, especially in Boston, where the heaviest snow was expected late Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

After the blizzard, the big chill as U.S. East Coast digs out

Gusty winds and falling temperatures plunged the East Coast into a deep…

Snow falls on Boston Common, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Boston. Forecasters watched closely for new snowfall records, especially in Boston, where the heaviest snow was expected late Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A weather map shows colder temperatures in store for western Canada, Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley in early February. Weather Network screenshot

Islanders should keep their winter coats nearby as colder weather coming back

A pattern reversal will bring much colder weather back to western Canada for a few days next month

A weather map shows colder temperatures in store for western Canada, Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley in early February. Weather Network screenshot
A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Istanbul

Temperatures reached -17 C in eastern Albania as storm, named Elpida hits Mediterranean

A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
A man delivers fliers to homes during a winter snowstorm in Montreal on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A man delivers fliers to homes during a winter snowstorm in Montreal on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainstorms slink out of B.C., leaving few effects

Avalanche Canada cut danger ratings but cautioned warmth and rain has weakened snow packs

Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)