Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the Howe Sound Region. Heavy rainfall can be expected in the area in the next two days, with rainfall amounts from 50 mm to 70 mm.
“A Pacific weather system will move onshore today and stall over the region, bringing abundant moisture from the subtropics,” says Environment Canada.
Rain will start this morning, and then become heavy at times tonight and continue through to Wednesday. The agency warns that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, with the possibility of some localized flooding in low-lying areas.
The River Forecast Centre has also issued a high streamflow advisory for the region. Rivers are expected to rise in response to rainfall, with high flows expected across Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. Current forecasting suggests that flows are expected to be highest on West Vancouver Island.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and cautions that fast-flowing rivers pose an increased risk to life safety. Be alert to road conditions, check DriveBC for current conditions, and do not drive through flooded areas.
For information on how to prepare for flood hazards, visit PreparedBC.