Sub-tropical rain system hitting Metro Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 1:51 pm

Hopefully you have an umbrella handy, because a sub-tropical rain storm is on its way to the South Coast, beginning tonight.

UPDATE: Environment Canada has issued another rainfall warning for Coastal British Columbia and Metro Vancouver as of 5:00 a.m., February 5. Rainfall accumulations will now range from 50 to 80 mm across the South Coast and up to 120 mm for Howe Sound and the North Shore mountains.


Environment Canada is warning Metro Vancouver about a wet Pacific frontal system that will bring 75-150 mm of rain to the lower mainland and west and inland Vancouver Island over the next three days.

The storm is likely to bear down by tonight with up to 25 mm falling by morning. Another 20-30 mm will fall Thursday and heavy rain will continue throughout much of the weekend and into next week.

The worst of the storm will hit Thursday afternoon, again on Thursday evening and Friday.

Temperatures will remain consistent with what we have experienced recently, hovering around a daily high of 11°C.

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