Wind warning calls for gusts over 90 km/h across Metro Vancouver

Nov 17 2020, 8:31 am

A wind warning is in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver.

The bulletin, issued by Environment Canada, is effective 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 – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta

The weather agency says that “a rapidly deepening area of low pressure” is passing north of Vancouver Island, while “a fast-moving cold front crosses the south coast.”

“In advance of the cold front, strong sustained southeasterly winds are expected for coastal areas in proximity to the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait. As the front races across the area, widespread and powerful gusty southerly winds will occur.”

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Winds in excess of 90 km/h are possible, although they’re expected to ease considerably once the cold front passes. Still, it will “remain gusty” this afternoon.

A number of morning sailings have also been cancelled by BC Ferries, including trips from Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay.

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