2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Southern British Columbia

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March 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Southern British Columbia
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-13Rainy periods south, snow showers north; cold
Mar 14-17Showers, cool
Mar 18-22Sunny south, snow showers north; cold
Mar 23-31Showers, then sunny, cool
Marchtemperature 2°C (2°C below avg.)
precipitation 100mm (20mm below avg.)

April 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Southern British Columbia
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-7Sunny, cool
Apr 8-21Rainy periods, mild
Apr 22-25Sunny, cool
Apr 26-30Showers, cool
Apriltemperature 8°C (avg.)
precipitation 90mm (10mm above avg. east, 30mm below west)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid-December and early January, from late January into early February, and in mid- and late February, with the snowiest periods in late December, early to mid-January, and early February. April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south. Summer will be hotter than normal, with the hottest periods in late June and mid-July. Precipitation will be above normal. September and October will be warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation in the east and above-normal precipitation elsewhere.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 5

About the Southern British Columbia Region

The Southern British Columbia long range weather region includes all or part of the following provinces: BRITISH COLUMBIA (Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Cranbrook, Duncan, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Penticton, Port Alberni, Powell River, Quesnel, Salmon Arm, Squamish, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria, White Rock, Williams Lake).

Southern British Columbia Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Southern British Columbia long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Southern British Columbia Region

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Planting reminders

I used to get planting reminders. I have recently viewed a number of areas on the website over the last couple of weeks. Now all I get are the store, ads and stuff I dont need. Why are the reminder plantings emails not coming anymore...I use it all year long as my only guide.

Long range forcast S. B.C.

Long range for cast has been pretty good. Seems out by 1-2wk.s, which is not too uncommon. The forcasted pattern is what I use, then I combine full moon cycle to fit the pattern. In my experiance I find that the wk of the full moon (moon full mid wk) is when I expect a greater weather change.
This I always consider along with TOFA. This has severed me well in planning.
Those who expect accurate daily predictions 3 months advance are not being sensible. I find the forcast pattern far more useful than any local 2wk. Forcast . Even local short range daily forcast can be fickle, but they too are still in my tool kit. Thank you TOFA


What the last guy said.

Jan 9-14 forecast

"Jan 9-14 Rainy periods, turning mild coast" Lol! Waaaay off base!! Hit with a huge blizzard in the Fraser valley, Chilliwack hit hard. Plus strong Arctic cold air mass settling in the valley and coast!! We're digging out of this snow, highways closed, accidents everywhere! How do you do your forecasts? On a dartboard??

Temperature and rainfall

For S.Smith, rheumatism pains due to wet weather. Montreal is dry but southern BC is wet.
I always check your long range forecast for long term planning. Hope next year and every year after that, BC
will be spared forest fires, so tragic.

weather and pain

Here on the coast of B.C., Canada the weather from November to March really affects my back and other parts of my body. I have all over back pain , facial pain - sinus pain - that type of thing. Where when I lived in Montreal. Quebec I never had any of these pains.
What could be the major factor here in B.C. that results in my experiencing so much pain?

The Best Year In History

Does anyone know when the best year in food production was in British Columbian history? I would very much appreciate this information. Thanks!

Below normal temperature and

Below normal temperature and above normal precipitation in Vancouver equals BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL?! Come on!

Cold and wet

Yes I thought the colder but less snow strange until I read the whole report. Average is colder but April and may much warmer with rain then not snow so over the period of the forecast it is colder but for two heavy precipitation months much warmer. I find these long term forecasts good for general trends but not daily forecast

Jan 2020 guess

Hi there,

You seem educated on the predictions for Southern BC as much as one can have any confidence in predictions. That said, what is your guesstimate percentage on at least decent conditions for mid-January cat skiing in Southern BC? Favorable enough to commit? Thanks!