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UPDATE: Rainfall warning ended in Okanagan

The rain Sunday in the Okanagan is bad news for campers, but welcome to put a damper on the wildfire risk in the region.
May 17, 2015 - 11:01 AM

OKANAGAN – A rainfall warning issued for the Central and South Okanagan has been ended by Environment Canada.

Forecasters say significant rainfall is no longer expected. The heavy rain has tapered to light and scattered showers. 

An upper disturbance brought rain to the entire Okanagan valley overnight and Saturday morning, May 17.

Osoyoos received about 25 millimetres of rain overnight.

The whole valley, including the North Okanagan, received between 15 and 25 mm.

Forecasters had warned heavy downpours were associated with the weather system which could cause flash floods.

Water was pooling on roads and highways, and drivers were asked to slow down.

For the very latest highway conditions, go to the Drive B.C. website.

For the latest weather forecasts and alerts go to Environment Canada’s website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 17 to say the rainfall warning had ended.

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