On the last day of summer Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall warning for the entire West Coast of B.C., ending what many residents will remember as the worst summer in years.
Amongst the hardest hit areas will be the North Shore mountains, Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast and the west coast of Vancouver Island, where 50 to 70 mm of rain is expected to fall on Thursday and into the night.
The inland sections of the North Coast are forecast to receive 80 to 90 mm of rain overnight into Friday. Heavy rains in the region have already washed out several roads in recent weeks.
High winds on the North Coast also forced BC Ferries to cancel two trips for the Northern Adventure on Thursday: the 2:30 p.m. PT departure from Prince Rupert and the 11:59 p.m. departure from Skidegate.
The unseasonably cool wet summer was dubbed the bummer summer after poor weather plagued much of the province well into July.