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Ignacio's remnants contribute to B.C. showers Monday
Sunday, September 6, 2015, 6:25 AM - Parts of the B.C. coast will be affected by a once-powerful tropical storm, though not in the form of a direct hit and with no significant impact.
Hurricane Ignacio lost hurricane status Friday night, and the storm will have lost its form long before its moisture reaches Canada's west coast.
Rather, moisture from the storm will feed into a system approaching the central coast Monday night into Tuesday morning. Even then, Weather Network forecasters say that system will be nothing out of the ordinary, delivering rain showers at most.
That's a far cry from its early life, where it at one point reached Category 4 status, with peak winds of 230 km/h as it moved parallel to Hawaii.
"Eventually, the northward moving hurricane will encounter colder waters and since all hurricanes draw their strength from the warm ocean water below them, they start to lose their punch," Weather Network meteorologist Mark Robinson said. "The central pressure will rise and the wind speeds will decrease."
Heavier rain begins for the South Coast through Monday before a high pressure system clears things up for the end of the week.
Cooler temperatures linger through the week, with a return to seasonal likely by Friday.