Weekend rain drenches southwest B.C., prompting flood warnings, evacuations
Theodosia Arm, BC
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 04:52 Monday 29 November 2021
A prolonged period of heavy rain Tuesday through Wednesday.
Total rainfall: 50 to 100 mm.
Locations: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler, Sunshine Coast.
Timespan: Rain begins over the British Columbia south coast early on Tuesday morning. Rain becomes heavy at times over Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Whistler, and the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday morning then spreads to Fraser Valley on Tuesday night. Heavy rain will persist through Wednesday.
Other risks: Strong southeasterly winds with gusts up to 60 km/h near the Strait of Georgia will also accompany the storm.
Remarks: The third atmospheric river in just under a week will once again give rain heavy at times over the British Columbia south coast.
Heavy downpours can cause water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rising freezing levels and snowmelt may contribute to increased runoff.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.