Weather

Temperatures are expected to dip to -2C Wednesday night. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Extreme Weather Protocol kicks in as cold night forecast for Victoria

A total of 472 shelter spaces open across Greater Victoria

Temperatures are expected to dip to -2C Wednesday night. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Environment Canada is calling for sun and clear skies over the weekend in Greater Victoria. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Sunshine, blue skies return to Greater Victoria

Mild weather expected to last through Monday

Environment Canada is calling for sun and clear skies over the weekend in Greater Victoria. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria sees second wettest January on record

Many records were set in the wet, snowy month

Passersby and boat enthusiasts travel through the rain awaiting two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Snow in Nanaimo’s Brechin hill neighbourhood last month. (News Bulletin file photo)

‘Significant snowfall’ in the weather forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Tuesday

Snow in Nanaimo’s Brechin hill neighbourhood last month. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford checks out Wiarton Willie Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. with MPP Bill Walker laughing over his shoulder. Willie did not see his shadow and predicts an early spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball

Canadian groundhogs divided on winter weather predictions

One groundhog saw his shadow but two others didn’t

Ontario Premier Doug Ford checks out Wiarton Willie Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. with MPP Bill Walker laughing over his shoulder. Willie did not see his shadow and predicts an early spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball
The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)

Hundreds stranded at ski hill in Fraser Valley after heavy rain, landslide

Sasquatch Mountain Resort halts everything until road crews can assess extent of slide

The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Heavy rain has caused unstable ground and overflow in parts of the CRDD. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rain causes overflow and unstable ground for areas of Greater Victoria

CRD asks the public to avoid affected areas until further information is released

Heavy rain has caused unstable ground and overflow in parts of the CRDD. (Black Press Media file photo)
The default weather app on iPhones was showing a tornado in Courtenay on Monday, Jan. 27. Environment Canada assured The Record no such phenomenon occurred. Photo by Jeannie Spencer

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

  • Jan 28, 2020
The default weather app on iPhones was showing a tornado in Courtenay on Monday, Jan. 27. Environment Canada assured The Record no such phenomenon occurred. Photo by Jeannie Spencer
A wet week ahead is being predicted by Environment Canada. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Put away the shovels, week of rain ahead for Greater Victoria

Environment Canada calling for wet weather until Sunday

A wet week ahead is being predicted by Environment Canada. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Soldiers from the 4th Artillery Regiment based at CFB Gagetown clear snow at a residence in St. John’s on Monday, January 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Soldiers from the 4th Artillery Regiment based at CFB Gagetown clear snow at a residence in St. John’s on Monday, January 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria snowfall breaks 49-year-old record; wind warnings in effect

Environment Canada says rain and high winds Wednesday afternoon could cause flooding, other problems

More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Some grocery stores, such as the Save-On-Foods in Vic West, had trouble stocking their shelves due to the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Most Greater Victoria grocery stores back on track after weather delays left shelves empty

Ferry cancellations due to wind and snow left several shops without perishables

Some grocery stores, such as the Save-On-Foods in Vic West, had trouble stocking their shelves due to the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
There was a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
There was a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are urging British Columbians to prepare ahead of time for winter storms. (Black Press File Photo)

ICBC, province urge residents to plan ahead for winter weather

Greater Victoria should gear up and have a plan in place

  • Nov 21, 2019
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are urging British Columbians to prepare ahead of time for winter storms. (Black Press File Photo)
A mild winter is expected in Greater Victoria with slightly above normal temperatures and below-average precipitation, according to The Weather Network. (Black Press Media file photo)

A white Christmas not likely for Greater Victoria

Snow could be in the forecast for mid to late January, early February, says meteorologist

A mild winter is expected in Greater Victoria with slightly above normal temperatures and below-average precipitation, according to The Weather Network. (Black Press Media file photo)
Commuters need to watch for ice, frost, and other weather hazards as Greater Victoria moves into winter. (Black Press File Photo)

Warm-up tips for chilly cyclists, walkers this fall and winter

Layer up, watch for ice, and give yourself more time

  • Nov 4, 2019
Commuters need to watch for ice, frost, and other weather hazards as Greater Victoria moves into winter. (Black Press File Photo)
Happy Friday! Today will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the morning, clearing in the afternoon with a high of 15 C. Overnight will be clear, becoming partly cloudy before morning with a low of 6 C.(Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Chance of rain ahead for Friday

Plus a look ahead at the weekend

Happy Friday! Today will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the morning, clearing in the afternoon with a high of 15 C. Overnight will be clear, becoming partly cloudy before morning with a low of 6 C.(Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

  • Oct 20, 2019
Environment Canada issues gale warnings for most of Vancouver Island