More rain on the wettest days.
We expect an increased frequency and intensity of extreme rain events.
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.