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Special weather statement says Metro Vancouver in store for wet, windy weekend

Last Updated Nov 15, 2019 at 2:21 am PDT

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A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is set to face a wet and windy weekend, according to Environment Canada

The North Shore, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam are expected to be the hardest hit by the wind, rain, forecasters say

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Metro Vancouver should brace itself for a wet and windy weekend, according to a Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon.

The statement says the worst of the wind and rain are likely to hit the North Shore, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Michael Kuss says the rain will start Saturday.

“Saturday brings a stronger system, a real moisture stream, shooting right into the South and Central coast of B.C.”

More rain is expected Sunday morning, but the weather should clear by the afternoon.

“In addition to the heavy rain, strong winds will also accompany the moisture-laden system,” according to the statement. “The public is encouraged to monitor potential rainfall and wind warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada as well as potential high streamflow advisories or flood watches from the BC River Forecast Centre.”