While the northern regions of the province have seen rain for most of the weekend, the southern portions will begin to receive their own share of rain during the day on Sunday.
Strong winds, heavy rains lash Vancouver Island
The rain and snow will intensify along the coast during Sunday afternoon and will reach the Vancouver area by the evening. The island can expect to receive some of the largest amounts of rain, with regions near Tofino potentially receiving over 130 mm.
Wind warnings issued for Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island
The wind gusts that will flow in with the rain are expected to strengthen during the day and could reach up to 80 km/h on exposed coastal regions. These winds will likely be strong enough to damage roofs, toss loose objects, and snap tree branches. The winds will move out much sooner than the precipitation and are expected to ease Monday morning off the west coast of Vancouver Island and by Wednesday afternoon for the inner regions of the south coast.
A storm that is arriving on the B.C. coast Sunday has resulted in multiple weather warnings being issued from Environment Canada.
A wind warning forecasting of up to 80 km/h winds has been issued for south, east and west Vancouver Island — and the Southern Gulf Islands.
A rainfall warning has also been issued for west and east Vancouver Island warning of rain totalling 80 to 100 millimeters by Tuesday.
A wind warning on the North Island is a warning of winds up to 90 km/h gusting up to 110 Sunday evening .
Winds are expected to be the strongest tonight and ease Monday morning for most of the Island. The heaviest rainfall will come Sunday night and Monday morning before tapering off.
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 that damage could occur. Items such as roof shingles could damage windows, and loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Tree branches could also break.
They also advise that the rainfall may result in high river levels and that the latest information flood warnings and advisories can be found on the BC River Forecast Centre page.