As our climate warms, there will be an increase in the frequency and intensity of heavy rain.
By the 2050s, Vancouver could experience a 5% increase in the volume of winter rain with slightly larger increases in spring and fall. Summers may see a 19% decrease in rain. Extreme rainfall events are expected to intensify with 63% more rain on extremely wet days.
This could lead to:
Snowpack (the daily depth of snow averaged over a season) is projected to decrease by the 2050s. The April 1st snowpack is projected to decline by 58% which could impact our region’s water supply watersheds.
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