Torrential rain causes flooding in Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS)

Dec 19 2017, 8:31 pm

An elongated Pacific frontal system continues to impact Vancouver Island and the South Coast of British Columbia.

Overnight, as much as 80 mm of rain fell in Metro Vancouver, causing localized flooding at low-lying areas and around clogged drains in streets.

According to Environment Canada, another 20 mm to 40 mm is expected to fall in Vancouver by Friday morning. The rainfall will be heavy at times and there is also risk of a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon.

With the storm’s continuation, it means this afternoon’s scheduled partial solar eclipse will not be visible from the region, although the cloud covered skies will darken much earlier than usual beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m.

This comes after Wednesday’s powerful wind and rainstorm, with winds reaching a hurricane force of 90 km/h. It caused widespread power outages for 80,000 customers in southern B.C.

Another potent storm system, fuelled by warm subtropical waters and the remnants of Hurricane Ana, could arrive this weekend from the southwest.






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