Rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 1:16 pm

Environment Canada has declared a rainfall warning for the Metro Vancouver region. Forecasts show an intense and moist Pacific frontal system will arrive today, bringing heavy rain at times.

Up to 60 mm is expected to fall in the North Shore Mountains throughout the day and into the night while slightly less significant amounts will fall in the city. Strong gusts of 40 to 60 km/h winds will blow southwest, turning to 20 km/h overnight.

The storm could cause localized flash floods and water pooling on roads. Drivers are advised to exercise caution, especially with the rise in vehicle accidents involving pedestrians during the region’s recent inclement weather.

Some B.C. Ferries sailings in the Gulf Islands and between Comox and the Powell River have been cancelled due to heavy rains and strong winds.

 

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