Rain, wind warnings: Localized flooding possible in Metro Van
Published Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:50PM PST
People across the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley are asked to brace for stormy weather as the region is expected to be pounded by heavy rain and gusty winds.
On Sunday, Environment Canada issued the alerts, warning the storm will bring close to 80 millimeters of rain by Tuesday morning, which is expected to cause localized flooding and washouts near creeks, rivers and culverts.
Strong winds of up to 70 km/h are also expected between Sunday evening and Monday evening.
“The strong southerly winds will coincide with high tides and may produce higher-than-normal water levels (storm surge) for areas near the shore,” the weather agency said in the alert.
Last year, the seawall around False Creek was flooded when the so-called King Tide swept through the area.
High tide is expected around 8:30 a.m. Monday.
An intense front will approach the south coast bringing strong winds and heavy rain starting tonight. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.#bcstorm https://t.co/faUpv3zW8R pic.twitter.com/zTFGaqRmy0— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) November 25, 2018