Heavy wind warning issued for Metro Vancouver tomorrow

Dec 19 2017, 4:27 pm

Environment Canada has issued a continuation of the wind warning into Sunday as another storm system is expected to hit the Metro Vancouver region.

A strong early season cold front crossed the South Coast late this afternoon accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds. In its wake heavy showers and gusty winds will gradually ease this evening. Power outages and localized flooding was also reported across the Vancouver region.

Winds will ease this evening, however, even stronger winds are forecast for Sunday evening when gusts could approach 100 km/h.This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions.

A second storm is expected to impact the South Coast Sunday evening. The associated low pressure centre is forecast to make landfall along Central Vancouver Island in the evening. While there remains some uncertainty in the precise track, storms with this trajectory have resulted in significant wind damage in the past.

The current forecast indicates that strong southeast winds of 60 to 80 km/h ahead of the low will shift to very strong westerlies with gusts approaching 100 km/h in its wake. Rain will be heavy at times, with up to 20 mm accumulated throughout the day on Sunday and up to another 30 mm in the evening.


Source: Environment Canada / Featured Image: Mark Faviell

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