Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver

Jan 29 2018, 2:10 pm

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s raining in Vancouver.

We know, shocking.

But it is raining a lot. So much so that Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for:

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

The weather statement says that rain, at times heavy, will continue today – again, we’re really not surprised.

Since Sunday morning, 40 mm of rain has fallen over Metro Vancouver, and with the additional rainfall today, Environment Canada warns of flash floods.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts,” states the weather warning.

And the rest of the week doesn’t look much brighter.

Environment Canada

Rain is expected to continue through the weekend, with highs ranging from 6°C to 10°C, which is today’s high.

Welcome to winter, Vancouver.

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