A Heavy Rain Storm and Strong Winds Are Headed For Vancouver

Fraser Valley Rain Warning

If meteorologists are correct, you’ll want to avoid stepping outdoors at all costs tomorrow.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for parts of Metro Vancouver on Monday, November 26th, 2018. The warning is in effect across the region for:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

An intense front has moved ashore over the south coast and 60 to 80 mm of rain is expected to fall by Tuesday morning. In regions of enhanced airmass lift near the Coast Mountains, rainfall amounts are expected to be 90 to 120 mm by Tuesday morning.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.


The Metro Vancouver weather forecast also includes strong winds. Environment Canada has also issued a wind warning for Richmond, Delta, Surrey, and Langley.

Winds will likely reach 80 km/h near the Strait of Georgia and in the western Fraser Valley. Near the Strait, the strong southerly winds will coincide with high tides to produce higher than normal water levels (storm surge) for areas near the shore.

The winds will ease by early Tuesday morning as the front moves to the east and weakens.

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