Rain warning up to 120 mm of rain in parts of Metro Vancouver

Another rain warning has been issued for Environment Canada.

The bulletin issued on Tuesday morning is in effect for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – Central including Vancouver Burnaby and the City of New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – Northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge

A special weather detail is also in effect:

  • Metro Vancouver – South East including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – Southwest including Richmond and Delta

Within a week the third atmospheric river is set to hit the southern coast of British Columbia.

According to Environment Canada, residents can expect “a long period of heavy rain today through Wednesday.”

Rainfall is estimated at about 60 mm for Central Vancouver, 60 to 80 mm for the Sunshine Coast, and up to 120 mm near the North Coast Mountains and Squamish. Up to 80 mm can be seen in areas under special weather description.

“Heavy rain may reduce tonight but will continue till Wednesday as cold weather continues to engulf the entire region,” the weather agency said.

Drivers should be advised of flash floods and water logging on roads as well as local flooding in low-lying areas.

Weather statements are also in effect on the Coquihalla Highway between the Hope to Merit and Sea to Sky corridors.

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