Fall is in full swing as storm brings torrential rain to BC (PHOTOS)

Sep 23 2020, 7:56 pm

Autumn started with a blast of torrential rain in Metro Vancouver this year, as residents in much of coastal BC got doused during the first fall storm of the year.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning Wednesday afternoon calling for up to 70 millimetres of rain, and much of Vancouver Island was under a severe thunderstorm watch as well.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan tweeted there was a possibility of dime-sized hail over parts of the Island as well.

For many in Metro Vancouver, it was the first taste in quite some time of the dampness the region is famous for.


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Some residents in the Comox valley caught glimpses of rainbows between the bouts of rain, like this one visible from Courtenay.

The City of Richmond reminded residents to drive carefully in stormy weather, and asked property owners to make sure storm drains were clear of debris.

Metro Vancouver’s forecast is set to stay wet for the rest of the week, with the sun scheduled to come back on Tuesday.

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