A rainy Vancouver weather forecast would come as a shock to few; however, the amount of rainfall is decidedly more impressive.
Starting Monday, January 29th, Metro Vancouver will start a week of very heavy rainfall that is not expected to let up. What’s more, the forecast states that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. In addition, localized flooding in lower-lying areas is possible.
Unlike the king tide at the beginning of the month, this heavy rainfall will cause fresh water bodies to rise. The Government of Canada advises people to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
Arrive to work safe & happy
-With heavy rain & pooling water: avoid using cruise control to prevent hydroplaning
-TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON. Daytime running lights may help you see, but they don’t activate taillights, making it hard for others to see you #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/K4WwrEBjJr
— CQ RCMP (@cqrcmp) January 29, 2018
Vancouver Weather Forecast
Rainfall warning is in effect for:
- City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
The heavy rainfall commenced this weekend, with 60 mm falling over Metro Vancouver, and 40 mm falling over the Fraser Valley.