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Gabriola, BC

Alerts in Effect

Wind Warning

Issued at 01:38 Sunday 21 January 2018

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

An intense Pacific frontal system currently stalled over northern Vancouver Island will slowly move eastward across the South Coast early this morning, passing through the Lower Mainland just before noon Sunday. Ahead of the front, strong southeast winds will reach speeds up to 80 km/h, especially over exposed coastal areas.

Even stronger winds up to 100 km/h are forecast along the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Winds will ease to south at around 30 to 50 km/h in the wake of the system.


Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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