Rainfall warning calls for up to 90 mm across parts of Metro Vancouver

Jan 6 2020, 9:10 am

A rainfall warning has been issued for parts of Metro Vancouver, as a moist Pacific frontal system moves over the South Coast of British Columbia.

The warning was issued by Environment Canada early Monday morning and 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

The weather agency says that the rain is expected to grow heavier towards the evening as the system draws closer to Metro Vancouver.

Heavy rain will continue through Tuesday morning but is expected to ease up as the storm leaves the region in the afternoon.

Between 60 to 90 mm of precipitation is expected, as well as the possibility of flash floods, water pooling, and localized flooding.

Environment Canada has also issued a winter storm warning for much of the interior, including the Sea to Sky Highway and the Coquihalla Highway.