A series of powerful storms will hit B.C.’s south coast by Wednesday.
Vancouverites have enjoyed a sunny Thanksgiving weekend, but get ready for a stormy week ahead.
Multiple powerful storms are set to batter Metro Vancouver according to Environment Canada, with heavy rain and strong winds expected, says Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau.
“There is more than one system coming through and more than one low coming through, and so we are expecting winds to pick up and be strong and it’s possible that they may reach a criteria where we need to issue a wind warning.”
Charbonneau says rainfall may exceed 200 mm over the West and Inland areas of Vancouver Island.
“There is going to be more than one storm that we’re forecasting and tracking right now that are expected to bring weather to Metro Vancouver area. And right now we’re in for several days of rain, potentially heavy at times as well as some strong winds.”
Winds over exposed coastal areas may exceed 80 km/hr at times during the onset of the storms.
Previous #BCstorms left some serious damage
Back in March, a heavy windstorm left over 100,000 people within Metro Vancouver without power and the weather took a toll on homes, trees, and roadways.
Many people took to social media to showcase the damage, similar to the flood of photos that appeared online after the #BCstorm of August 2015. That particular storm knocked power out for hundreds of thousands of people, and Simi Heer of BC Hydro called it one of the worst storms they’d ever seen.