Weather Warning: Update – No longer in effect

Weather Warnings/Alerts have concluded for the South Cowichan Area.

Road conditions are not ideal and not all roadways have been cleared of snow/slush. It is imperative that you drive with caution as some areas may have slush, debris or slippery road conditions.

Stay safe, and keep warm.

Four Types of Wintertime Alerts

The type of alert used depends on the severity and timing of the event:

Special Weather Statements

are the least urgent type of alert. These are issued to let you know that conditions are unusual and could cause concern. They provide a heads up of what weather may be coming.


are issued for specific weather events (like blowing snow, fog, freezing drizzle and frost) that are less severe, but could still significantly affect Canadians.


alert you about weather conditions where there is potential for a significant storm or severe weather to occur. As certainty increases about the path and strength of a storm system, a Watch could be upgraded to a Warning.


are urgent messages that severe weather is either occurring or will occur. These alerts are updated regularly so that you can stay informed and take appropriate action.

Be Prepared!

As the winter season is here, ensuring preparedness becomes paramount for your safety and well-being.

Take proactive steps by reviewing valuable resources to have in your vehicle which can be found on the Environment Government of Canada Website.

This can provided you peace of mind and could truly help you in the event of an emergency.

See button below to navigate to the Government of Canada website.