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Gusts Of 80 KM/H Prompt Wind Warning For Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for metro Vancouver, and is predicting the powerful storm will likely cause damage.

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Paired with the heavy rainfall expected this week, the winds will be strong enough to topple trees and take down power lines.

Southeast winds up to 80 km/h can be expected over East Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound near Bowen Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Metro Vancouver, and up to 100 km/h over West Vancouver Island tonight. As the low crosses Vancouver Island Friday morning, the winds will shift to southwest 40 gusting to 70 km/h. At this time, Port Alberni will see their strongest winds with gusts up to 90 km/h. These winds will ease midday Friday as the low tracks further inland.

The release adds that loose objects such as tree branches may be tossed around by the wind so it’s advised to be extremely careful when outdoors.

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