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B.C.’s Coast could see winds exceeding 100 km/hr today

Severe thunderstorms could hit the region Tuesday afternoon.

A wind warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands today.

“Very windy conditions are forecast to develop through today for Vancouver Island and neighbouring regions along the Strait of Georgia. The strong winds will persist until Monday evening,” according to Environment Canada.

“Southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h with gusts possibly exceeding 100 km/h are expected over North Vancouver Island. Southeasterly winds of 60 to 70 km/h with possible gusts to 90 will develop through east-west oriented valleys on Vancouver Island and along coastal regions near the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait."

On Monday morning, as the low pressure system approaches the south coast, western sections of Metro Vancouver will experience their strongest winds with southeasterly gusts potentially exceeding 80 km/h before easing that evening.

Environment Canada is predicting the strongest winds to be over West Vancouver Island and that the low-pressure system will track across just north of central Vancouver Island on Monday evening.

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 


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