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Environment Canada issues rain warning for Metro Vancouver, downpour starts Tuesday

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Environment Canada's forecast calls for heavy rains in Vancouver starting Oct. 2. Wind will also pick up to speeds of 20-50 km/h later in the afternoon.

Environment Canada has issued a warning ahead of a week straight of rain for Metro Vancouver with Tuesday evening seeing a particularly large deluge.

The federal forecaster's warning applies to the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, the North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge. Heavy rains of up to 50 mm are expected to start early Tuesday (Nov. 2) evening and continue overnight into Wednesday morning.

"An intense pacific frontal system will give rain to the South Coast," the warning states. "The highest rainfall amounts of 50 mm will occur over municipalities in the vicinity of the North Shore mountains. The rain will ease Wednesday morning to some scattered showers."

Wind will also pick up to speeds of 20-50 km/h later in the afternoon. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected due to the wet weather, with double-digit daily highs and lows ranging between 6 and 9 C. 

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

Environment Canada forecast Nov 1

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