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Forecasters warn of 'damaging' winds in coastal B.C.

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:11 PM -

A blustery weekend awaits people in coastal British Columbia, as another yet another low-pressure system targets the region.

Rain will be in the mix, but forecasters are warning of 'damaging' winds on the shores of Canada's western province, increasing to 100 km/h late Saturday morning on the North Coast, and 70-100 km/h on the South Coast during the morning and through the day into the evening.


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Environment Canada has issued wind warnings to that effect, including for Metro Vancouver, and the agency says it will likely keep them in place into Sunday; A second Pacific front is expected in the region Sunday, with the strongest winds expected Sunday afternoon.

As for the rain, no warnings have been issued but up to 30 mm could fall on western Vancouver Island and the lower Fraser Valley, with locally higher amounts into Sunday.


Yesterday's wind gusts were also quite stiff, reaching around the 50 km/h mark in Vancouver and Victoria and higher elsewhere.

As for after the weekend, Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham said a wet and unsettled weather pattern will persist in B.C. for much of the week.


TUNE IN: We'll have regular updates on this weekend's windy and rain weather on TV.


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