Earlier today, Environment Canada issued rainfall warnings throughout southern BC and several wind warnings near Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.
If you live in BC, more specifically Vancouver, then you're definitely used to the rainy weather. Even though we had a great fall season, the rain has to come back at some point. In November, we've seen more gloomy days increasing as winter draws near.
Last week, we endured several days of pouring rain. Today, Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning as a storm approached BC's coast. The rainfall warning is set for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Howe Sound. There are also multiple wind warnings throughout Vancouver Island.
The government confirmed that an intense front is scheduled to hit Sunday evening. They suspect an accumulation of up to 60 millimetres of rain will hit parts of the Lower Mainland.
Metro Vancouver Rain Warning
- Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
Metro Vancouver can expect heavy rain and strong winds tonight. Heavy rain will continue for most of Monday with total amounts near 80mm by Tuesday morning.
A wind warning was also put into effect this morning for Metro Vancouver, southwest including Richmond and Delta. Strong winds up to 70km/h are expected on Monday.
There are also rainfall warnings in effect for Fraser Valley including Abbotsford and Howe Sound.
Environment Canada is asking drivers to be vigilant, drive slowly, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance due to reduced visibility while driving through heavy rain.
To see a full list of all the public weather alerts in effect for BC right now, click here.