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New West trick-or-treaters may want to wear an extra layer for Halloween

Here's what Halloween revellers in New Westminster can expect weather wise for Tuesday night, Oct. 31.
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It appears Mother Nature may be forgiving this year in providing New Westminster trick-or-treaters with a crisp fall evening on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The city's Halloween forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud, according to Weatherhood.

Temperatures are expected to drop to between 5°C and 10°C starting at 6 p.m. when the sun sets, about the time when local residents can expect neighbours to start knocking on doors in search of candy.

An extra layer of clothing is likely recommended, as well as something reflective or "lighter-coloured," per ICBC in hopes of reducing potential incidents when walking near the road.

"Many costumes can be dark and difficult to see at night," the corporation said in a statement.

"Add reflective tape to their outfit and treat bag, and have them to use a flashlight or headlamp to help them stand out in the dark."

There's also no precipitation in New Westminster's forecast for Tuesday — a less than five per cent chance.

There will also be some very light gusts of wind for Halloween at 5 km/h changing from north to southwest.

The rain is expected to arrive by the later hours of Wednesday, Nov. 1, at a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight into Thursday morning, Nov. 2.

Daily temperatures this week are predicted to nearly rise to 15°C.

New Westminster's seven-day forecast for the week of Oct. 30, 2023. By Weatherhood


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