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Massive wind warning in effect for parts of the BC coast

It is about to get very windy on the BC coast.

According to Environment Canada, some areas of southwest BC could see winds of up to 100 km/h. Areas affected include Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands and parts of Metro Vancouver.

"Southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h with gusts possibly exceeding 100 km/h are expected over North Vancouver Island," wrote EC. "Southeasterly winds of 60 to 70 km/h with possible gusts to 90 will develop through east-west oriented valleys on Vancouver Island and along coastal regions near the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait."

The strong winds are expected to last until at least Monday morning. Metro Vancouver will experience the most wind on that day.

"As the low pressure system approaches the south coast, southeasterly winds will strengthen over the inner south coast. Western sections of Metro Vancouver will experience their strongest winds Monday morning with southeasterly gusts potentially exceeding 80 km/h before easing Monday evening."

Additional wind warnings may be posted as the event unfolds. For more on the alert, click here.



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