It’s expected that by this evening, around 100 mm of rain will have fallen on Vancouver in the past 24 hours — more than half the average rainfall for the entire month — says the Ministry of Environment.

As a result, a flood watch has been issued for areas around rivers and creeks.

The North Shore, which got upwards of 80 mm of rain last night alone, is expected to be even wetter, said meteorologist David Wray.

“Certainly these kind of events don’t happen all the time, but they do happen on a yearly basis,” Wray said. “Nothing alarming, but it’s a fair amount of rain in a short period of time.”
The average rainfall in November is 178.5 mm.

The heavy rains are forecast to abate tomorrow.