Record-breaking wet day for Metro Vancouver
Wettest day of 2016 after nearly 40 mm fell before noon at Vancouver Harbour on Saturday
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.
Rain amounts around <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash">#Vancouver</a> midnight to noon.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCstorm?src=hash">#BCstorm</a><br>Forecast: <a href="https://t.co/5TQHCmd50z">https://t.co/5TQHCmd50z</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q7DwBYlYST">pic.twitter.com/Q7DwBYlYST</a>—@EC_BCweather
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.
<a href="https://twitter.com/NEWS1130Traffic">@NEWS1130Traffic</a> tree fallen down on Lougheed hwy. People moved tree <a href="https://t.co/K5UjaVKHxS">pic.twitter.com/K5UjaVKHxS</a>—@MrLuigiLIVE
All 3.30pm MSLL Majors/AA games are now cancelled due to the flooding on the fields... <a href="https://t.co/ZTs3N5p9D5">pic.twitter.com/ZTs3N5p9D5</a>—@MSLL_Baseball
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PopUpCityHall?src=hash">#PopUpCityHall</a>: we’re closing up shop early today due to heavy rain. Keep dry and have yourself a nice cup of tea! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/collingwooddays2016?src=hash">#collingwooddays2016</a>—@CityofVancouver
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.
More Hyack Parade moments <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hyackparade?src=hash">#hyackparade</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts">@CBCAlerts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GlobalBC">@GlobalBC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CTVVancouver">@CTVVancouver</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NewWestPD">@NewWestPD</a> <a href="https://t.co/leQG0AMMM9">pic.twitter.com/leQG0AMMM9</a>—@Paradeguy
Soggy & soaked to the skin but still hamming it up in the rain with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Roughrider?src=hash">#Roughrider</a> band after <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HyackParade?src=hash">#HyackParade</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/newwest?src=hash">#newwest</a>! <a href="https://t.co/oO0FXC6B4A">pic.twitter.com/oO0FXC6B4A</a>—@DarcyJudy
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.
Snowfall Warning - 10 to 20 cm for higher terrain near <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FortNelson?src=hash">#FortNelson</a><a href="https://t.co/imaX3G5NTh">https://t.co/imaX3G5NTh</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCstorm?src=hash">#BCstorm</a><br>Snow = GoSlow! <a href="https://t.co/UrjoQBboIG">pic.twitter.com/UrjoQBboIG</a>—@EC_BCweather
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.