Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver

Dec 30 2020, 8:57 am

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the Metro Vancouver region as heavy rain is expected throughout the day.

According to the weather agency, the warning applies to:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

“A Pacific frontal system will continue to give heavy rain to Metro Vancouver this morning as a Pacific frontal system moves across the south coast. The rain is forecast to ease to showers this afternoon,” notes Environment Canada.

“A low pressure system will give a further 10 to 20 mm of rain tonight.”

The seven-day forecast also shows the first few days of 2021 will see nothing but rain, with daytime temperatures averaging around 8°C.

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