The first day of November may have been a beautiful sunny day, but rain is on the way.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for west Vancouver Island due to a “rapidly intensifying” frontal system that is approaching the region.
The system is expected to reach northern and central B.C. costs before heading south, where it will stall over western Vancouver Island on Monday afternoon, the weather agency says.
Environment Canada says as much as 100 to 150 mm of rain is expected to fall over communities in western Vancouver Island between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.
Eventually, the system will move onwards to the Lower Mainland, where Environment Canada estimates it will dump somewhere between 50 to 75 mm of rain over north and central metro Vancouver regions, the Fraser Valley, and the Howe Sound between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, are expected to remain sunny throughout the day Monday, however, rain is expected to begin falling in either the evening hours on Monday or early morning hours on Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.
Meanwhile, Qualicum Beach, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Hardy are all expected to see rain beginning sometime Monday afternoon.
As of Sunday evening, Environment Canada has not issued a special weather statement for anywhere else Vancouver Island.