Weather Watch for FVRD

November 2, 2022

special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for November 3 and 4 for the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected on the evening of November 3 (Thursday) and Friday, November 4. Total rainfall expected of 30 to 70 mm and wind speeds southeasterly 40 to 60 km/h gusting to 80.

An atmospheric river will bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the south coast on Thursday night and Friday. Rain is expected to develop Thursday afternoon and intensify Thursday night. The rain will continue into Friday before tapering off to showers on Friday afternoon. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 70 mm are expected with the highest amounts over higher terrain.

Wind will also accompany the storm. Strong southeasterlies of 40 to 60 km/h will develop through the Strait of Georgia on Thursday afternoon. The winds will shift to strong west and northwesterlies of 40 to 60 km/h on Friday. Winds will ease Friday evening as the storm exits the region.

Atmospheric rivers vary in intensity and impacts. This atmospheric river is expected to be similar in strength to the most recent event on Sunday, October 30.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.