Environment Canada has issued rainfall and wind warnings and special weather statements for high tides for parts of Vancouver Island on Monday.
Inland, East and West Vancouver Island have been issued rainfall warnings, North Vancouver Island has been issued a wind warning, and Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands have been issued high tide special weather statements.
An atmospheric river is expected to hit Vancouver Island on Monday, bringing very heavy rainfall with an increased risk of landslides and flooding.
The rain should ease by Tuesday morning.
“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” Environment Canada said in a notice on its website. “Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.”
A frontal system will generate strong southeast winds Monday morning, then winds will increase to southeast 90 km/h gusting to 120 over exposed coastal locations.
The wind is expected to ease below warning criteria by the afternoon.
“High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches,” Environment Canada says in a notice on its website.
High tide special weather statement
Around high tide, there will be elevated water levels due to low barometric pressure combining with a period of high astronomical tide.
“Minor coastal flooding is possible along exposed shorelines,” Environment Canada says in a notice on its website.