November 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Updated: November 27, 2018 4:46 pm

More rain to hit B.C. and all eyes on the King Tide

Several parts of Metro Vancouver are underwater after heavy wind and rain hit B.C.'s south coast. And as Neetu Garcha reports, there's another threat for people living along the coast.

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More rain is expected to fall across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Tuesday but it appears the bulk of the heavy rain has passed.

Between 10 and 25 millimetres of rain will still fall, depending on the region.

Between Sunday night and 8 a.m. Tuesday, 126 millimetres of rain has fallen in West Vancouver, 83 millimetres in Vancouver, 60 millimetres at the Vancouver Airport, 41 millimetres in Abbotsford and 62 millimetres in Hope.

READ MORE: Atmospheric river brings heavy rain to B.C.’s south coast

There was some localized flooding and dangerous driving conditions Monday due to this atmospheric river that hit the region.

WATCH: (Aired Nov. 26) Atmospheric river hits B.C’s south coast


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Another day of King Tides is also in store.

In Coquitlam, Lafarge Lake rose up two-and-a-half-feet overnight.

Mayor Richard Stewart says it’s putting the storm water-storage capacity of Lafarge Lake to the test with about 75,000 cubic metres of extra water.

“It is one of the challenges that we’re facing with climate change, we’re getting far more extreme weather events, and they are becoming far more extreme, and local governments across the region have to deal with making their systems more resilient,” Stewart told CKNW.

King Tides can produce water levels of up to five metres or more. These tides also caused a state of emergency at Boundary Bay in 2014, so officials are keeping an eye on those water levels closely.

Further inland, freezing rain is expected on the Coquihalla Highway, between Merritt and Kamloops, Tuesday.

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