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Heavy rain expected to continue into Thursday for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued alerts for much of Vancouver Island due to forecasted heavy rain.

On West Vancouver Island, rainfall amounts of 120 to 150 mm are expected today and Thursday. Inland areas should get 40 to 50 mm.

Environment Canada also warned that rising freezing levels with melting snow giving rise to high stream flows and localized flooding.

“A strong southwest flow has developed resulting in an atmospheric river embedded with a series of systems aimed towards the south coast. Heavy rain will continue through today and ease to periods of light rain early Thursday morning,” the alert says.

“Snow levels will rise to 2500 metres on today. Some snowmelt over more inland sections will contribute to runoff which may result in high stream levels and localized flooding.”

The River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Island this week.



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