Weather warning: 80 mm of rain expected overnight in Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada is urging caution when driving

Metro Vancouverites are being warned to get out their raincoats and galoshes with intense rainfall on the way.

Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the region Wednesday, due to an intense frontal system moving through the south coast.

Howe Sound, the North Shore, the northeast and central Metro Vancouver regions are expected to receive up to 80 millimetres of rain overnight, according to the national weather agency.

East and west Vancouver Island are also expected to be hit with heavy rainfall.

Forecasters predict that the storm will ease by midday Thursday.

Environment Canada is urging people to be cautious when driving as heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Environment Canada weatherMetro VancouverWeather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Councillors spar with developer over Willoughby shopping site

Council argued over density, mixed-use, and the definition of “strip mall” on Monday

VIDEO: Semi-truck rolls over into ditch on Glover Road

There was no reports of any serious injuries but traffic is delayed in both directions

VIDEO: National Film Board streams documentary shot in Langley for free

Christina Willings’ Beauty: Beyond Binary documents five children and explores gender identity

Buildings demolished in Fort Langley core

The site at Glover and Church street has been proposed for eventual development

‘Suspicious’ fire at Langley property listed for $3M

Invesitgators were at the scene Tuesday morning

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Langley Advance Times to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Officials looking for answers after Abbotsford football star found dead in Sask. lake

Saskatchewan Health Authority looking into circumstances surrounding Samwel Uko’s hospital visit

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures

Destination B.C. gearing up for local, in-province tourism

Most Read