British Columbia Gets an Extended Winter as Gloomy Chill and Snow Cover the Region in June


The Weather Network writes about an unusual bout of winter weather for British Colombia:

Summer-like temperatures are going on hiatus along the West Coast this week as a familiar pattern settles back across the region.

This month is shaping up to look quite different from the past few Junes we’ve seen across British Columbia, with much wetter and cooler conditions sticking around. We could even notch our coolest June since 2020 at the rate we’re going.

This chilly pattern will lead to the potential for June snow across areas where temperatures are typically 5-10 degrees above freezing. Pockets of accumulating snow are possible.

This is all part of a sustained pattern due to a dip in the jet stream, bringing in significantly colder Arctic air, where it collides with warmer and moist marine air from the Pacific Ocean to create snow in the region.

They add:

Conditions will remain on the cooler side as a result of this low-pressure system dominating the West Coast. Temperatures aloft will remain well below seasonal, with freezing levels falling to 1500 m this week across Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountain ranges.

An image from WeatherBell Analytics LLC shows that June in British Columbia has been below average in temperature so far:


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