Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

UPDATED: Rain and wind warnings continue for Vancouver Island

Winter storm season on B.C.’s wild west coast with up to 100mm of rain falling across the Island

Just when you thought the worst winter storm of 2018/19 was over, another wet weather system is advancing on Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada is calling for “copious rainfall” across much of Vancouver Island as a vigorous frontal system continues to stall over the region.

READ MORE: Week of rain expected for Greater Victoria

READ MORE: BC Hydro calls December storm ‘most destructive in history’

Rainfall could exceed 150mm along the western coast, and up to 100mm of rain for inland areas.

Parts of East Vancouver Island are expected to get more than 50 mm of rain by Thursday afternoon, with the area between Qualicum Beach and Fanny Bay likely to receive closer to 100mm of rain.

Strong winds are also forecasted from Nanoose Bay up to Campbell River, with southeast winds up to 70 km/h over exposed coastal sections.

The federal weather agency warns of heavy downpours that can cause flash floods and lead to water pooling on roads making driving dangerous. There is also the possibility of localized flooding in low-lying areas.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

North Island Rising: Minority Rules – Women & Politics

Male politicians continue to out number female politicians in the North Island.

North Island Concert Society reports on a successful season

It was a successful season for the NICS in terms of increased attendance.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: The Merry Widow Mountain trail

“Early morning light is best for photos of the face of the mountain”

Kwakwaka’wakw families march in Port Hardy in honour of MMIWG

Red dresses lined Market Street in honour of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

20th Anniversary of Family Fishing Weekend coming to North Island

Choice of 14 events held on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

VIDEO: Huge crowds gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Mayor John Tory declares it ‘We The North Day’ after team’s historic NBA title win

Feds announce $50M strategy to fight dementia

Emphasis is on prevention and and supporting caregivers

Federal Liberals’ plan to help first-time homebuyers to kick in weeks before election

Ottawa to pick up 5% of a mortgage on existing homes for households that earn under $120,000 a year

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

Most Read