Heavy rains to soak Vancouver again today


It’s raining, it’s pouring. Actually, it’s raining so much and so hard in Metro Vancouver that Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the region.

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The warning, issued early Monday morning, covers the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver.

While rain isn’t anything unusual, the volume can lead to dire consequences, cautions the weather agency.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts,” warns Environment Canada.

We can thank a “moisture-laden frontal system” that’s moving across the region for the continued soaking. Since Sunday morning we’ve had 40 mm of rain over Metro Vancouver, and today we can likely add 15 to 25mm more.

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Temps are still on the mild side, however, as Vancouver is expected to hit 10°C Monday, cooling just a bit as we get into the week. There’s still the chance that by the weekend the rain could turn into some overnight snow showers, too.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom