Wagstaffe's Weather: A stormy Tuesday for Vancouver

A Pineapple Express will be lining up with the South Coast for Tuesday, bringing rounds of steady rain, gusty winds and mild temperatures.

South Coast getting hit with rain and winds Tuesday

Vancouver will catch a bit of a break on Wednesday after a wash-out Tuesday, but then it's back to an unsettled pattern for the rest of the week. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

Get ready for a stormy Tuesday, Vancouver. Steady rain moved onto the South Coast Monday overnight, and it's not letting up anytime soon.

A stream of moisture is coming to us from the sub-tropics, meaning rising snow levels along with the rain. Totals for Metro Vancouver by the end of the day will be between 30 and 50 millimetres.

The highest amounts will be for the North Shore and Howe Sound.

Wind timing

Winds will also ramp up through the day as the front approaches. Winds coming from the southeast will gust upwards of 50 km/h through the morning hours.

Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., wind gusts will pick up to over 60 km/h and will shift to come from a more southerly direction.

The actual cold front is looking to slide through after 5 p.m., at which point the winds will shift once again come from the southwest but will ease through Tuesday evening.

A Pacific storm system will slide into the South Coast on Tuesday bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and warm temperatures. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

About the Author

Johanna Wagstaffe

Senior Meteorologist

Johanna Wagstaffe is a senior meteorologist for CBC, covering weather and science stories, with a background in seismology and earth science. Her weekly segment, Science Smart, answers viewers' science-related questions.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.