Vancouver opening "extreme weather" shelters due to rain

Dec 7 2020, 2:12 pm

With a rainfall warning currently in effect across the region, the City of Vancouver announced it will be opening some “extreme weather” shelters this evening for those without a warm and dry place to sleep.

According to Environment Canada, the warning is in effect for:

  • 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

“An intense frontal system will move across the BC Coast today and Tuesday,” notes Environment Canada.

Up to 90 mm of rain is expected until Tuesday morning. The heavy rain is expected to ease by midday Tuesday.