Environment Canada weather

FILE — Strong winds whip up waves as a woman and man walk along the beach at English Bay in Vancouver, on Sunday May 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Strong winds, gusts expected to hit central and southern B.C. on Labour Day

Winds are expected to peak Monday morning but conditions could remain gusty throughout the day

FILE — Strong winds whip up waves as a woman and man walk along the beach at English Bay in Vancouver, on Sunday May 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This reader photo shows lightning that crackled and sparked fires Sunday evening in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island. (Courtesy Roger and Angela Jay)

Lightning storm sparks six fires across Vancouver Island

Active fires at Muir Creek, Bear Creek Reservoir and Mount Healey

This reader photo shows lightning that crackled and sparked fires Sunday evening in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island. (Courtesy Roger and Angela Jay)
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior

Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior

Lytton was the hottest place in the province on Thursday

Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior
(Black Press Media file)

Environment Canada warns first heat of the season coming to southern B.C.

Environment Canada is warning residents to take measures to avoid overheating

(Black Press Media file)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
A Ring.com video shows a tornado lift a trampoline from a Saanich yard. (Ring.com)

VIDEO: Brief tornado touches down in Saanich neighbourhood

Footage captures moment trampoline is lifted and dropped down the street

A Ring.com video shows a tornado lift a trampoline from a Saanich yard. (Ring.com)
Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Much of what used to come down as snow now happens as rain

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of B.C. (Black Press Media files)

Strong winds heading for Greater Victoria, sparking special weather statement

Environment Canada forecasters predict wind gusts will reach 80 kilometres per hour Saturday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of B.C. (Black Press Media files)
Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria firefighters aim to balance COVID-19 with wildfires after record-topping dry spring

The month of March in Greater Victoria was one of the driest on record

Members of Langford Fire Rescue check for hot spots after a grass fire off of Latoria Road in 2018. Brush fires are a growing concern as more dry weather is predicted for the near future. (Black Press Media file photo)
Strong winds are expected to continue to hit the South Island through Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong winds hit South Island leaving almost 6,000 without power

More gusts up to 90 km/hr can be expected through Saturday, Environment Canada says

Strong winds are expected to continue to hit the South Island through Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria that is expected to last until midday Saturday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria that is expected to last until midday Saturday. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria with expected gusts up to 90km Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria with expected gusts up to 90km Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
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 is expected on the Malahat Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow is expected on the Malahat Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

VIDEO: Massive lightning storm passes over B.C.’s Elk Valley

A compilation of strikes seen from Fernie at around 1:30 a.m., July 24.

An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Environment Canada says the record-breaking rain will stop this week. (Black Press News File)

Sun on its way after Greater Victoria sees wettest July in six years

Environment Canada meteorologists say the drizzle is likely to end soon

Environment Canada says the record-breaking rain will stop this week. (Black Press News File)
Sunset at Cattle Point in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)

More daylight coming to Greater Victoria

Winter solstice on Dec. 21 marks transition to more sunlight

Sunset at Cattle Point in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)