Environment Canada has issued a ‘special weather statement‘ as strong winds are expected to hit the B.C. coast next week.
The weather agency says strong winds up to 90 km/h except for up to 70 km/h for inner south coast waters are expected to hit Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Duncan Monday night and into Tuesday morning.
Communities next to the Strait of Georgia, Haro Strait, Juan de Fuca, west coast of Vancouver Island, northern Vancouver Island, Centra Coast and Haida Gwaii are expected to see the weather conditions, according to Environment Canada.
Environment Canada says a “rapidly deepening” weather system will create strong southeast winds over Vancouver Island, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii beginning Monday evening.
The conditions are expected to stay blustery into Tuesday, however, the length of the storm isn’t certain yet.
“The exact track and strength of the weather system is still uncertain,” said Environment Canada in the weather statement. “Any changes in the evolution of this system can affect the timing and strength of the winds.”
Environment Canada says wind warnings may be issued as the storm nears and to monitor conditions when posted.