Sunday weather warnings in Metro Vancouver call for up to 120 mm of rain

Nov 28 2021, 7:23 pm

Metro Vancouver residents slept through the rain all night long. In the morning on Sunday, November 28, they woke to continued rainfall warnings in effect.

An updated note from Environment Canada at 10:40 am notes that heavy rain continues and their rainfall warning is in effect for these Metro Vancouver regions:

  • 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
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley

Also, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, and Sea to Sky regions have similar warnings in effect.

Total rainfall will add up to 70 mm in souther areas while places closer to the mountains get up to 120 mm.

According to Environment Canada, the rain will ease through the afternoon. But the rain will persist until the late evening over east Fraser Valley locations.

In Abbotsford, evacuation orders are already in effect as the City patiently waits to see how the anticipated Nooksack River flooding will affect them.

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s red level alert warning about flooding was issued on Friday, November 26.

This is only the second in a series of three atmospheric river events headed for the South Coast. When the ground is already saturated, the risk of flooding is higher.

Drivers and residents should be on the lookout for flash flooding, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding. Keep up with Environment Canada’s alerts to stay informed on the latest.

Preemptive highway closures were already in effect before flooding caused additional road closures on Sunday, November 28. The BC government has already asked British Columbians to consider staying put.

And in Abbotsford, the police department had a cheeky way to remind folks to stay home if they can.

Right now the forecast looks like a lot of rain for the next couple of days, easing slightly on Monday before another storm arrives on Tuesday.

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You can check conditions with Drive BC before you head out if you must travel during the storm and you can report severe weather by tweeting it out with the hashtag #BCStorm or by sending an email to [email protected].

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