High Winds Weather Statement Issued

A Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment Canada for Howe Sound for widespread, strong and gusty winds on Tuesday.

The Weather Statement reads:

A new low pressure system will cross Vancouver Island Tuesday morning and continue into the interior late in the day. Areas of Metro Vancouver near the Strait of Georgia, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands will see winds rising to southeast 30 to 50 km/h gusting to 70 km/h overnight.

The second windy wallop comes on Tuesday as winds abruptly transition from southeasterly to strong and gusty westerlies. Winds will rise to 50 to 70 km/h Tuesday morning for Vancouver Island and spread to the mainland Tuesday afternoon. Widespread higher gusts are possible.

Some key notes...
1) strong winds will be widespread.
2) The exact location of the strongest winds depends on the track and depth of the low.

Please monitor local forecasts for updates. Impacts such as broken tree limbs and power outages are possible.

Winds are expected to ease through Tuesday evening.

Stay tuned to Environment Canada for the most up-to-date information

October 12, 2020

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