Wind Warning From Environment Canada

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. The second in a series of powerful October storms has arrived bringing heavy showers and very strong winds. At 12 p.m., the low is approximately 100 km south of Tofino. Ahead of the low, the wind will continue to increase from the southeast along the west coast of Vancouver Island peaking at 100 km/h early this afteroon. East Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound near Bowen Island, Southern Gulf Islands, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley – West including Abbotsford regions will see their winds from the southeast increase up to 80 km/h early this afternoon. As the low moves across the South Coast, the winds will veer to southwest 40 gusting to 80 km/h late this afternoon over West Vancouver Island region, through Inland Vancouver Island region and progressing eastward reaching Metro Vancouver by early evening. Port Alberni will see their strongest winds from the southwest gusting to 90 km/h with the passage of the low. The strong winds will ease this evening before the next powerful storm arrives late Saturday. ### Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

A Wind Warning is issued for 70 km/h or higher of sustained wind and/or gusts to 90 km/h or more.

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