VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. – The River Forecast Centre issued a high stream flow advisory for Vancouver Island, which includes the following areas:

  • West Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Gold River, Zeballos, Tofino and surrounding areas
  • Central Vancouver Island –  including the Sproat and Somass Rivers and areas surrounding Port Alberni
  • East Vancouver Island – including tributaries around Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo and surrounding areas
  • Southern Vancouver Island – including the Cowichan River, Chemainus River and surrounding tributaries

According to the River Forecast Centre, a series of intense Pacific storms are headed towards the South Coast and Vancouver Island over the next few days. Strong winds and rising temperatures are predicted for late Sunday, followed by heavy rainfall from Monday until Tuesday.

At this time, river levels are also expected to rise rapidly due to rainfall throughout Monday. Shallow snow accumulations are expected to melt with the warmer temperatures, which will contribute to water running into streams.

The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and release updated advisories.