Rainfall Warning calls for up to 80 mm across parts of Metro Vancouver

Jan 22 2020, 7:48 am

A rainfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver as an “intense” frontal system is rapidly approaching the south coast today, according to Environment Canada.

The warning is in effect for:

  • 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

“Rain at times heavy is expected,” notes the weather agency noting that “moderate” rain will begin mid-day and become heavy at times overnight tonight.

Howe Sound, the North Shore, and the northeast and central Metro Vancouver regions are expected to receive up to 80 mm. The heavy rain is expected to ease by mid-day Thursday.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads,” notes Environment Canada. “Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.”