Up to 90 mm of rain expected in Metro Vancouver over the next 24 hours

Dec 13 2018, 4:28 pm

Expect nothing but wet weather in today’s forecast.

Environment Canada has continued Metro Vancouver’s rainfall warning for a third consecutive day.

The warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Rainfall of 70 to 90 millimetres is expected over the next 24 hours.

Fortunately, the rain is expected to end by Friday morning as the storm moves out of the region.

Environment Canada’s warning is also calling for flash floods and water pooling on roads, as well as possible washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.

For anyone driving, remember to turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance as visibility will be reduced.

Update: A wind warning has also been issued for the formerly mentioned areas.

Southeast winds of 70 km/h are expected to develop over exposed coastal sections. Conditions will likely ease off by late Friday evening.

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