A fall storm raged into the B.C. coast on Thursday, bringing non-stop torrential rain and strong winds throughout the day and into Friday morning.
Environment Canada issued a rain and wind warning for the Vancouver area with 50 to 100mm of rain falling and winds as high as 70 km/h. City storm drains lined with fallen leaves struggled to keep up with the constant downpour, causing flooding in some areas and deep puddles. The Vancouver Aquatic Centre also experienced flooding and has closed for the day on Friday due to resulting electrical issues.
Wet weather will continue into the weekend and next week with some breaks for sun on Sunday before another dose of heavy rain strikes on Monday and Tuesday. Already the Weather Network is predicting Monday to see 25 to 35mm of rain and Tuesday 30 to 40mm.
As always, Vancouverites weren’t shy about sharing just how wet our city can get on social media.
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— The Network Hub (@thenetworkhub) November 13, 2015
— Amir Taleghani (@BC_Amir) November 7, 2015
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