Heavy rains expected at Nanoose Bay

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Sunday, Jan. 28

Sunday could be a wet one in Nanoose Bay.

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Sunday, Jan. 28, for areas of the mid Island from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

“Rain, at times heavy, is expected,” the warning reads, noting that the moisture-laden frontal system will bring rain early Sunday morning intensifying that night; 50-70 millimetres of rain are forecasted to fall before Monday.

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“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” the warning notes. “Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.”

Motorists are also asked to drive with caution.

The Regional District of Nanaimo issued an advisory on its website Saturday noting that it expects Environment Canada could update its special weather statement to a flood watch or flood warning.

“Please be advised that there is a significant risk of localized flooding in areas that normally experience flooding. Further, there is a risk of landslides in areas that are prone due to heavily saturated soils,” the RDN website shows.

For information about a high streamflow advisory issued for Parksville Qualicum Beach, click here.

For the latest Environment Canada weather statements and alerts, click here.

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