Unsettling weather in parts of the Lower Mainland have prompted a severe thunderstorm warning from Environment Canada.
The national forecaster said downpours of 15 to 25 millimetres per hour, as well as pea-sized hail, are expected to fall starting Saturday afternoon in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey and Langley.
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) September 15, 2018
Yesterday evening, Maple Ridge got hit with an unexpected storm that brought torrential rainfall and snow in some areas, causing localized flooding and damage to buildings.
The national forecaster warned that heavy downpours can cause flash flooding and water pooling on roads.
Photos of hail, snow, rain that hit Maple Ridge (first photo mine, second sent in). Was the weeeeirdest weather I think I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/S9DT7UwICY
— Ashley Wadhwani (@ashwadhwani) September 15, 2018