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Wind Warning: Up to 90 km/h gusts expected in Metro Vancouver today

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 13, 2016 11:42 am

Another major windstorm, with the potential for widespread power outages, is expected to hit the Metro Vancouver region beginning late Sunday afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, an intensifying low pressure system developing off the Washington State coast will cross the southern tip of Vancouver Island late this afternoon.

The storm will produce strong southeast winds near 60 km/h, shifting to southwest winds by evening. Gusts of up to 90 km/h can be expected for the southern areas of Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Greater Victoria, and Southern Gulf Islands.

The winds are expected to ease overnight when the low pressure system weakens and moves over into the B.C. Interior.

This comes just days after the last storm that hit on Thursday morning, which caused 100,000 B.C. Hydro customers in the Lower Mainland to lose power when trees toppled over onto wires.

At least one person was killed by the storm after a large tree fell over onto a home in Port Moody.

 


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DH Vancouver Staff
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