Environment Canada issues rain warning for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley – BC News


Heavy rain expected

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Environment Canada has issued a rain warning for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Rainfall of up to 60 millimetres is expected by Monday morning.

It says the warning comes as a moisture-rich Pacific frontal system is moving toward the south coast of British Columbia, bringing heavy rainfall.

The weather agency says the weather will intensify by Sunday afternoon before showers arrive early Monday morning.

The warning states that localised flooding is possible in low-lying areas and that heavy rainfall could also cause flash flooding and water accumulation on roads.

The weather bureau initially issued a rain warning for Metro Vancouver on Saturday, but expanded the warning to the Fraser Valley, including Chilliwack and Hope, on Sunday.

The City of Vancouver issued a separate warning that the weather would cause high flow conditions on the Capilano and Seymour rivers on the North Shore.

It was pointed out that the condition of the rivers can change drastically without much notice.

“Metro Vancouver urges anyone who enjoys spending time near rivers, whether on nearby hiking trails, fishing or kayaking, to protect their safety by being vigilant and exercising extreme caution,” the city's press release said Sunday.