The second of three storms hit Metro Vancouver Thursday night, and although the rainfall warning is over, a wind warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver.
Vancouver Island was the first to feel the heavy winds.
Early Friday morning, more than 13,500 BC Hydro customers were in the dark.
Meanwhile in the Lower Mainland, more than 2800 lost power in the early hours.
“I expect the strongest winds to happen early tomorrow morning up until about 9 or 10 a.m. in the morning. And at that point it may sort of switch to a south westerly wind,” says meteorologist Kristi Gordon.
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Speaking to CKNW‘s Steele and Drex, Gordon says winds could be gusting up to about 80 km/h.
“When we see these types of storms, these south easterly winds, we tend to get strong winds from Abbotsford out towards White Rock, Tsawwassen, and sort of the Delta- Langley area. Those are the areas that really get hit the hardest.”
However the third storm forecast to hit Metro Vancouver Saturday is considered to be the most powerful of the three.
Winds would reach gusts up to 100km/h.
Due to the storms the Grouse Grind is closed until further notice and the River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for Vancouver Island.