With early cherry blossom blooms, blushing sunsets and perennial bulbs bursting from the soil, Victorians have no reason to suspect what lurks in Northern B.C and east of the provincial border.
Canadians from Yellowknife to Thunder Bay are experiencing the depths of winter weather. On Wednesday, Environment Canada reported freezing temperatures across the country – as cold as -36 degrees in Winnipeg, -27 in Thunder Bay, -28 in Regina and -18 in Toronto.
On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the hottest location recorded in Canada was on the west coast of Vancouver Island – Solander Island, B.C. – where residents enjoyed a balmy 8.8 degrees.
Meanwhile Southend, Sask. took the cake for coldest spot in Canada with -44.6 degree-weather.
— libby roach (@libbyroach1) January 28, 2019
What it’s like walking into class @umanitoba today in #Winnipeg . Still feels like -51 with the windchill. Core temp at -33C. Universities closed in #NorthDakota but Canadians just carry on. @weathernetwork @CBCManitoba pic.twitter.com/0ywM4XM3aH
— Joel Allen (@jallen_wx) January 29, 2019
— Marina v Stackelberg (@CBCMarina) January 26, 2019
In Victoria, Islanders were forecasted a high of 8 degrees… and many were less than sympathetic to the rest of the country’s weather woes. Next week the city may see slightly colder weather, with a chance of flurries Sunday night and low of -4 degrees forecast for Monday evening.
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Its so warm in Victoria this winter that my bannana palms have freed themselves, ripping through layers of bubble wrap and duck tape! Supposed to still be insulated until March! Its january and they think its spring! We had no snow or ice this year so they are confused. I dont dare remove the wrap because that's when we will get a freak freeze of course lol. #colwood #colwoodbc #victoria #victoriabc #yyj #vancouverislandgardening #vancouverisland #theonlywarmspotincanada #weavoidedwinter #nowinter #spring #britishcolumbia #canada #novortex