Weather warning: wind gusts of 70-90 km/h to hit Metro Vancouver

Be prepared to experience damage to buildings and loose objects being tossed by the winds

The torrential rain of Thursday has eased up across Metro Vancouver, but we are still facing stormy conditions in the region.

A wind warning is in place Friday for Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Richmond, Delta, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver.

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We have a vigorous Pacific frontal system approaching the south coast to thank for the winds, notes Environment Canada.

Initially we can expect strong southeast winds of up to 70 km/h to blast the region, which will then flip to southwest gusts of up to 90 km/h later this afternoon as that front hits the region.

While Metro Vancouver will see–and hear and feel–those winds decrease by tonight, we can expect to have things whipping around again Saturday night with the arrival of another Pacific storm.

The wind warning notes that Metro Vancouverites should be prepared to experience damage to buildings, and loose objects being tossed by the winds.

Travellers should check the BC Ferries Twitter account for updates about sailing delays and cancellations.

Environment Canada forecasts rain to kick in around lunchtime Friday, and carrying on into the overnight hours. Rain remains in the forecast every day for the next week, according to the agency’s seven-day outlook.


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