Wind and rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver

Dec 11 2018, 4:25 pm

Hold on to your hats and stay indoors, as a wind and rainfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver.

Environment Canada has warned of “adverse weather conditions” in the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Anyone in or near the area is advised to take necessary safety precautions when commuting.

There has been no mention of how many millimetres of rainfall are to be expected, although Environment Canada will continue to monitor and update the situation.

A wind warning has also been issued for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

The issue warns of strong winds clocking anywhere from 60 to 80 km/h and that are capable of causing damage.

Winds of up to 70 km/h are also expected near the Juan de Fuca Strait. Fortunately, neither of these gusts are expected to carry over for longer than 24 hours.

Be wary of loose objects and ever-changing road conditions.

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