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More rain, chance of thundershowers forecasted for Vancouver this week

September was one of the rainiest months in Vancouver’s history but its looks like there’s more on the way
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An Environment Canada forecast shows there is a chance of a thunderstorm on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

September was one of the rainiest months in Vancouver’s history and a recent forecast shows there is still more to come. 

According to Environment Canada, Tuesday (Oct. 5) there’s a 60 per cent chance of rain throughout the day with southeast winds expected to reach 70 km/h in the afternoon. Tuesday night carries a 30 per cent chance of showers.

Wednesday looks to be much the same as the day previous but with a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and a 60 per cent chance of rain at night. 

Environment Canada forecast Oct. 5-11
Environment Canada's weekly forecast for Oct. 5-11, 2021. By Environment Canada

There will be a slight break from the rain on Thursday with a predicted mix of sun and clouds and mostly clear skies at night. 

The rest of the week though the rain is back, carrying through until Sunday (Oct. 10).

Environment Canada is calling for a warmer than average autumn on the south coast of B.C. in its complete forecast released Sept.1 — the first day of meteorological fall. 

This winter La Niña could also impact temperatures in the Lower Mainland region, as well as the amount of snow. Currently, the federal weather forecaster's models are indicating that there is a "medium" chance of a weak La Niña this winter but that its effects won't show until December. 

Read the full autumn forecast and a preview for winter 2021/2022.

With files from Elana Shepert 
 

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