Rainfall warning continues for parts of Metro Vancouver

Sep 24 2020, 8:43 am

A rainfall warning remains in effect over much of Metro Vancouver on Thursday.

First issued by Environment Canada on Wednesday, the warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • 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

The weather agency says that “a moist and unstable airmass will continue to bring bands of heavy showers across Howe Sound, the Fraser Valley, and northern sections of Metro Vancouver.”

The forecast calls for a risk of thunderstorms in addition to “brief, intense, localized downpours.”

Environment Canada notes that between 35 to 100 mm have fallen in Metro Vancouver since Wednesday morning, with another 20 to 30 mm expected today.

While the heavy showers are expected to ease during the afternoon, they’ll likely redevelop by nighttime.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads,” warns Environment Canada. “Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.”

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