An intense front will reach the south coast tonight and bring strong winds and heavy rain. Winds will increase throughout today and reach 80 km/h tonight over exposed coastal areas for west, east and south Vancouver Island
A wind warning is also still in place for North Vancouver Island saying winds could reach a peak speed of 90 km/h gusting to 110 Sunday evening.
The main threat will be high winds, especially for coastal areas, but Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Island have been told to prepare for gusts and rain.
The weather statement warning of strong wind and heavy rain is still in place for Central Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.
Winds are expected to ease Monday morning for most of the Island, and by Wednesday afternoon for the inner south coast.
An unstable onshore flow on Tuesday may also bring scattered thunderstorms for coastal B.C. with locally intense rainfall rates and amounts.
Environment Canada warns damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows and that loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage — or cause tree branches to break.
Batten down the hatches, B.C.Warnings and special weather statements in effect for much of the coast, with heavy winds on the way tonight and tomorrow night.#BCStorm pic.twitter.com/722zJ80f0W
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island because of a winter storm approaching Sunday night.
The government weather service says it expects strong winds will hit Metro Vancouver Sunday night and stay through until Tuesday.
Environment Canada says it expects rain to start Sunday night over Vancouver Island and then make its way to the Lower Mainland by early Monday morning.
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