Heavy Rainfall and Thunderstorm About To Hit Metro Vancouver

Vancouver weather forecast

The weekend will kickoff to a wet and loud start today as Environment Canada has issued a special Vancouver weather statement.

A Pacific low pressure system is approaching from Vancouver Island and will give periods of heavy rain to B.C.’s south coast.

Further rainfall amounts up to near 40 mm are expected through tonight. The rain will ease Saturday as the low moves inland.

Total rainfall amounts up to 75 mm expected through tonight in West and North Vancouver, as well as Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.

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In addition, Environment Canada warns of a thunderstorm risk during the early evenings on both Friday and Saturday with 15 to 25 mm of heavy rainfall.

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

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Photo: Environment Canada

Over the course of the weekend, temperatures will see highs of 17°C and drop to 11°C overnight, with periods of rain throughout.

The sunshine will remerge next week. Until then, it’s safe to keep an umbrella nearby and both hands on your steering wheel.

For a list of things to do between Friday and Sunday, check out our weekend events guide.

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