Environment Canada has issued a new special weather statement for North Shore. Coastal flooding is expected to impact low-lying areas near the immediate coast.
A rainfall warning is also in effect with long episode of heavy rain in forecast for the region. Two successive storms will bring 60 to 120 mm of rain by Wednesday morning. The River Forecast Centre has also issued a flood watch for North Shore.
“There is a high confidence of coastal flooding near the Strait of Georgia near high tide Tuesday morning. These water levels can cause damage to coastal infrastructure in low lying areas, especially at locations prone to impacts during similar events in the past,” warns Environment Canada.
“Swells and enhanced wave action carrying debris may cause damage to coastal infrastructure. East to southeast facing coastline may see larger waves and higher localized flooding.”
Metro Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond and Delta and Howe Sound are the other locations where the warning is in effect. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.