B.C. faces 2nd atmospheric river in a week


For the second time in a week, an atmospheric river is forecast to soak B.C.’s South Coast.

Environment Canada has issued 4 particular climate statements for the Lower Mainland on Wednesday, with as much as 70 millimeters of rain forecast to fall throughout the area beginning Thursday night time.

“This atmospheric river is expected to be similar in strength to the most recent event on Sunday,” the federal company stated in a assertion.

Strong winds are forecast to develop as southeasterlies of 40 to 60 kilometres per hour on Thursday, earlier than shifting to west and northwesterlies on Friday.

Environment Canada says the atmospheric river will affect Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, East Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands.

The subsequent storm is ready to reach precisely one week after the area confronted its first atmospheric river, following a interval of intense drought. Unlike final Thursday, the B.C. River Forecast Centre has not issued any excessive streamflow advisories over the incoming storm. 


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