The weather agency says that the warning is in effect for the following 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 – southwest including Richmond and Delta
“An intense cold front is approaching the South Coast this morning,” says Environment Canada in a statement. “Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.”
Environment Canada also says that western sections of Metro Vancouver, as well as the Southern Gulf Islands, will see northwest winds of 50 to 70 km/h and gusts of up to 90 km/h.
As a precaution the City of Vancouver announced the Stanley Park Ghost Train will be closed for the day and may reopen for the 5:30pm evening event, depending on the impact of anticipated wind gusts. Park Rangers are on standby to close Stanley Park should the winds present a risk to public safety.
Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.
The wind is expected to ease by Friday evening as the cold front moves eastward.