Northern B.C. is expected to have a “normal to mild” winter, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. (Environment and Climate Change Canada image)

December “significantly” warmer than usual in northern B.C.

Temperatures to return to normal this week in Houston

Northern B.C. was two to four degrees warmer during the month of December, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“That’s very significant,” says meteorologist Carmen Hartt. “Almost all of B.C. saw above-normal temperatures during the month of December.”

The Houston area averaged -5 C last month, which is two degrees warmer than the normal December average, while the average temperature in Smithers was three degrees warmer than normal.

Although the mild trend continued last week in Houston, meteorologist Carmen Hartt says temperatures should return to normal this week.

“Most of the guidance are signalling a normal to mild winter for northern B.C.,” she said.

Houston usually sees daytime highs of -5 C and an overnight lows of -13 C during this time of year.



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