Weather warning: 60 mm rain, 80 km/h winds forecast in Metro Vancouver

Dec 10 2021, 4:55 pm

A special weather statement and a rainfall warning are in effect for Metro Vancouver today, as well as a snowfall warning on the Sea to Sky corridor and Whistler.

According to Environment Canada, a rainfall warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge

And these parts of Metro Vancouver are under a special weather statement:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

An intense Pacific frontal system is arriving over British Columbia’s south coast on Friday morning, with rain and heavy winds developing throughout the day. Fortunately, precipitation is expected to ease by Saturday morning.

Areas of Metro Vancouver under the special weather statement are expected to receive 30 to 50 mm of rain. The North Shore, Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge could see up to 60 mm.

Winds of 60 km/h and gusts of up to 80 km/h are also expected.

Snowfall and winter storm warnings are also in effect for surrounding highways. A snowfall warning is in effect for the Sea to Sky corridor and Whistler, with up to 20 cm of snow expected from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning.

The Coquihalla Highway is also under a winter storm warning, with up to 30 cm of snow expected and blowing winds of up t0 70 km/h.

Intense weather from the system is expected to subside over the Lower Mainland by Saturday afternoon.

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