Lightning and heavy rain over central Vancouver Island Wednesday morning


WATCH: Heavy rain falling in Gold River as a storm brought intense lightning and thunder to the area. Video courtesy Mike Young.

Central Vancouver Island residents had a wet start to their Wednesday thanks to an intense thunderstorm.

People in Gold River say heavy rain started falling just after 7 a.m., with lightning and loud claps of thunder rattling the area.

Alyshia Larsen tweeted lightning strikes were close to town and the thunder was strong enough to shake houses.

Intense lightning also hit areas northwest of Tahsis.

The forecast for Gold River and Tahsis Wednesday shows a chance of thunderstorms continuing into the afternoon, but expected to clear in the evening.


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