Rainfall warning extended for Metro Vancouver, possibility of thunderstorms

Dec 19 2017, 9:07 pm

Metro Vancouver’s rainfall warning has been extended with the arrival of a second potent frontal subtropical system.

Environment Canada forecasts the second of four frontal systems this week will dump more than 50 mm of rainfall in the North Shore Mountains and up to 30 mm in Vancouver before easing off in the afternoon. There is also a risk of thunderstorms late in the morning, with strong gusts of wind reaching 60 km/h.

The storm parade will continue Tuesday night when the third frontal system arrives and continues drenching the region into Wednesday morning.

Local officials continue to warn the public to avoid washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts and to drive slowly in areas of road where water has pooled. Additional snowmelt is likely with temperatures soaring into the teens and the freezing level driven to 2500 metres.

Metro Vancouver regional district crews are monitoring the Seymour River in North Vancouver for potential flooding following Sunday’s rockslide into the river. Water levels have increased as the river is partially blocked, but water is still getting through.


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