Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement about high tides for the Saanich Peninsula, Southern Gulf Islands and Metro Vancouver.
Around the time of high tides on Saturday and Sunday, a low barometric pressure will combine with a period of high astronomical tide.
Minor coastal flooding is possible.
“The threat from wind and waves accompanying high water levels will be greatest on Sunday,” Environment Canada says in a notice on its website. “Elevated water levels at high tide are likely to persist on Monday and Tuesday.”
According to tide-forecast.com, high tide for Victoria will be at 10:19 a.m. on Saturday and 10:48 a.m. on Sunday.
This comes the day after the province advised that the first week of December will bring stormy weather to Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley
A special weather statement has been issued indicating that “elevated ocean water levels are expected, exceeding astronomical tide” for mid-late morning on Sat & Sun.
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