Wind and rainfall warnings issued for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind and rainfall warnings issued for parts of Vancouver Island

A few people brave the storm at Dallas Road on Nov. 13.

Just one day after powerful winds hit Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands are once again under a wind warning.

According to Environment Canada, a strong cold front will approach B.C.’s South Coast Tuesday evening. Ahead of the cold front, strong southeasterly winds of 70 kilometres an hour gusting to 90 km/h are expected to develop over exposed coastal sections and the southern section of the Howe Sound. Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring, Environment Canada said.

The weather agency said the winds will ease overnight as the cold front moves out of the region.

Meanwhile, a rainfall warning has been issued from East Vancouver Island, from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay. The highest rainfall amounts are expected between Qualicum Beach and Fanny Bay. The weather agency said localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall amounts of 50 millimetres are expected by Wednesday morning.

On Mount Washington, 77 centimetres os snow is expected throughout Tuesday.

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