Due to the potential for strong winds and heavy rainfall, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver this morning, December 19.
A Pacific storm is expected to reach the south BC coast by Thursday, bringing with it an intensifying low-pressure system that could carry with it the potential for both damaging winds and heavy rainfall when it makes landfall.
According to the weather agency, the exact details and timing of the low-pressure system cannot be accurately predicted yet, which means the regions that will most be affected are still unclear. Currently, the special weather statement is in effect for:
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Environment Canada will update weather warnings as the storm approaches.
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