Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver as an “intense Pacific frontal system” covers the south coast.
A rain shower of 50 millimeters is expected between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning before it subsides in scattered showers.
Heavy rainfall is expected to hit BC’s south coast from Wednesday evening
The warning affects the city of Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, as well as Surrey, Langley, Richmond and Delta.
Municipalities on the North Shore Mountains will see the largest amount of rainfall, Environment Canada reports.
The Sunshine Coast will also be affected between Gibsons and Earls Cove.
The federal department warned that lightning flooding and water collection on the roads could be an option.
This rainfall warning includes the rain that is expected from only the first part of this “intense frontal system.”
Its cold front will cross the region late Wednesday to Thursday morning and may provide another 20 to 30 mm of rain.
Snow is expected to continue hitting Coquihalla on Wednesday
This is the second of a series of five frontal systems that will hit the south coast this week.
The first hit the region Monday night with periods of heavy rain and there will be very few breaks right until next Monday.
BC evening weather forecast: 1 Nov.
Environment Canada also issued a warning of heavy rainfall for west Vancouver Island on Tuesday.
Between now and Wednesday morning, it may fall between 90 and 110 mm before the system subsides in scattered showers.
If visibility is reduced on the roads, the department reminds motorists to turn on their lights and keep a safe following distance.
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