Over 100mm of heavy rain expected Friday for parts of Vancouver Island

Over 100mm of heavy rain expected Friday for parts of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued another weather warning for Vancouver Island, this time for heavy rain.

The weather agency posted a public alert on their website for areas of Inland Vancouver Island, Nanoose Bay, Fanny Bay, Tofino and Ucluelet.

“Rain will become heavy tonight and continue until Saturday morning as a low pressure system with subtropical moisture moves onto the B.C. coast,” reads the advisory.

According to Environment Canada, they are anticipating very heavy rain around the Port Alberni area, estimating that between 100-150mm will fall before Saturday morning. Tofino and other parts of the west coast will also see around 100mm. The areas along the east coast will receive closer to 60mm, said Environment Canada.

With heavy downpours expected over the next 24 hours, Environment Canada has said to be wary of possible flooding.

“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts,” states the advisory.

Although other areas of the Island, including Greater Victoria and Nanaimo, will experience rain, the rainfall warning issued from Environment Canada does not apply.

As for the west coast, a wind warning is in effect as well. Environment Canada believes wind of up to 80km/h will hit Tofino late this afternoon and then ease up to around 40km/h later this evening.


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