Another day, another rain.
Metro Vancouver residents can expect more rain to fall before the day ends due to the Pasician frontal system of the Pacific that is blocking the region.
Environment Canada issued a rain warning for the second day in a row. According to the time agency, 20 to 30 mm of rain fell before noon and another 15-20 mm is expected by the end of the day.
Areas near the mountains could get another 40 millimeters before the end of the day.
Excessive rain can cause flooding and dangerous road conditions. Authorities require drivers to reduce speeds and allow extra time when traveling. Localized floods are already occurring in North Vancouver, near Avenue Pemberton.
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System congestion also causes heavy rain on Vancouver Island, where floods have closed access to 19A Parksville Highway.
Authorities in the region on the middle of the island also look at rising river levels that can lead to further closure of the roads.
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And while the rain can be relieved until Thursday night, so as not to warn of the weather, do not shorten the umbrellas completely yet – rain and rain are foreseen for Friday and during the weekend.
Road closures and highway conditions can be found at www.drivebc.ca.