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Damaging Winds With Gusts Above 100 km/h To Hit Metro Vancouver

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A wind warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver this morning, with strong gusts expected to reach over 100 km/h.

According to Environment Canada, a powerful low pressure system is quickly approaching the BC Coast this morning.

The low is expected to make landfall near central Vancouver Island near noon then across the mainland coast this afternoon.

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The strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring, and may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Sustained southeast winds of 50 to 80 km/h have already developed early this morning over much of the south coast and will increase to 70 to 90 km/h later this morning.

Winds will switch to southwesterly 70 to 90 km/h this afternoon, with stronger gusts likely above 100 km/h. Winds will ease this evening and shift to west to northwest.

Environment Canada warns this will be a significant wind storm likely causing widespread damage.

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