Vancouver fall forecast includes sun, moderate temperatures

As we usher in a new season, you won’t have to do away with your shorts and t-shirts just yet.

CityNews Meteorologist Michael Kuss says the transition to fall around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will be “an easy one.”

“The autumnal equinox is Thursday but as soon as we flip into astronomical fall that doesn’t necessarily mean we get fall weather and rain every day,” he explained. “Still plenty of sun and relatively moderate temperatures in the forecast over the next two to three weeks.”

He says the transition will begin with cooler overnight temperatures over the coming weeks, with the potential for some rain.

However, Kuss doesn’t expect anything extreme.

“Just because we flip the switch to fall on Thursday doesn’t mean the weather is going to feel fall-like. There’s still lots of warm afternoon highs, cool morning lows in the mid-single-digits for sure, and some precipitation in there over the next couple of weeks, two to three weeks, but not a bunch. We don’t have a deluge, a weather pattern that really sets us up for rain almost every day but we’ll likely see rain every three to five days,” he said.

La Niña winter

While the fall is expected to be more moderate, Kuss warns the winter could pack a bit more of a punch.

“Looking longer range, it looks like we could be in store for another La Niña winter, and that means wetter conditions and potentially cooler too, so lots of snow on the mountains — that’s a positive.”

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