Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected in Metro Vancouver today

Mar 28 2021, 8:09 am

Environment Canada has issued a second wind warning for parts of Metro Vancouver in less than 12 hours.

The alert was issued early Sunday morning and is in effect for several areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

An “intense” Pacific cold front will move across the south coast this afternoon, the weather authority said.

Strong winds are expected to start on Sunday morning and continue blowing throughout the day. By this evening, gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour are expected near the water.

“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur,” Environment Canada warns. “High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

A separate alert has been issued for northeast areas of Metro Vancouver, including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.

The same Pacific cold front will bring wind gusts of up to 70 kilometres an hour to the area this afternoon and evening.

“Power outages are possible at these wind speeds,” Environment Canada said.

The winds are expected to ease throughout the region overnight on Sunday.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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