Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Rainfall Warning For Nanaimo & Vancouver Island


Issued at 4:12 p.m. PST Wednesday 4 February 2015

A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected. An intense frontal wave moving off the Pacific will bring heavy rain tonight to a large part of the inner south coast. Rain is expected to ease Thursday morning with a second wave bringing more intense rain for Thursday afternoon and lasting well into Friday. Rainfall amounts will be in the range of 75 to 100 mm with the highest amounts along the North Shore, over Howe Sound and between Qualicum Beach and Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Slightly lower amounts are possible over the southern sections of Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

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