A storm on its way to Vancouver Island is bringing with it strong wind and heavy rainfall for the west and north coasts.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for West Vancouver Island and a wind warning for the north.
The weather service says a Pacific frontal system is approaching the coast Monday night and will stall over northern Vancouver Island Tuesday before heading south.
For Tofino and communities further north including Zeballos and Tahsis, heavy rain is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night.
As the front continues to move southward, heavy rain is expected to impact communities south of Tofino, with a total rainfall forecast at 100 to 150 millimetres.
Environment Canada advises residents that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. and if visibility is reduced while driving to slow down, watch for tail lights of the vehicle ahead of you and be prepared to stop.
A warm front mixed with a low-pressure centre is approaching the north coast tonight causing winds to intensify to as much as 90 kilometres-per-hour by late Monday night.
The weather service says the strong wind can potentially cause damage to buildings such as roofs shingles and windows, toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.