UPDATED Special Weather Statement for November 3 & 4, 2018

Alert Details

UPDATE: 3:36 p.m.: Special Weather Statement in Effect

A cold front will sweep across the BC South Coast late this evening. Ahead of the front, strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight. In the wake of the front, strong westerly winds with gusts up to 80 km/h will develop before Sunday morning.

The strong gusty winds will ease midday Sunday.

Issued on Saturday November 3, 2018  by Environment Canada. 

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A moist Pacific frontal system will move across the BC coast today and tonight. The system will spread rain at times heavy to most coastal regions. Total rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm are expected today and tonight over Howe Sound and the northern part of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford. The rain will diminish Sunday morning as the system moves out of the region.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Latest information is always available here: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
Latest Alert Version: Environment Canada

November 03, 2018

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