British Columbia

Record-breaking wet day for Metro Vancouver

A low pressure system served up heavy rain and low temperatures across Metro Vancouver on Saturday while snow is falling at higher elevations along the Coquihalla Highway.

Wettest day of 2016 after nearly 40 mm fell before noon at Vancouver Harbour on Saturday

Despite the rain, the Hyack Parade continued on. Judy Darcy and her young friend, Eva, were prepared with rain gear. (Judy Darcy/Twitter)

It's been a soggy Saturday for most of Metro Vancouver. 

Between midnight and noon on May 28, Vancouver Harbour was soaked by 30.7 millimetres of rain — making it the wettest day of the year so far.

The last time the city saw such heavy rainfall was January 21 when 29.9 millimetres fell within a 24-hour period.

Vancouver wasn't the only area to get hit hard by the rain; South Burnaby recorded 42.6 millimetres and and Mt. Strachan on the North Shore received 39.7 millimetres.

After many dry days in May, trees with rain-laden leaves came down and sports teams saw their games washed away. 

The City of Vancouver's pop-up city hall event at Collingwood Days shut down early because of the heavy rain while Port Moody police said they received a number of reports of flooding and cars spinning out.

But, not everyone was deterred by the soggy weather.

New Westminster's Hyack Parade saw a drop in attendance but marched ahead with participants wearing ponchos and using umbrellas.

With temperatures down across the province, precipitation has been falling as snow in some northern parts of B.C., with 10 to 20 centimetres expected before the storm system moves along.

However, the worst has passed as skies will clear on Sunday and sunshine and summer-like temperatures are in the works for next week for much of the province.

Vancouver was viewed through rain soaked windows for much of the day. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)