About 2,400 BC Hydro customers are without power in the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast this hour.
Global BC Meteorologist Mark Madryga says heavy overnight winds and rain are to blame.
“Generally over Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island, winds have peaked first thing this morning close to 70km/hour. Over the southern Gulf islands, it’s been closer to 110km/hour. However, the winds have come down little already.”
Peak wind gusts with the overnight storm! Wind speeds will gradually decline through the morning… pic.twitter.com/HVxvbEbeSE
— Mark Madryga (@MMadryga) November 24, 2016
Madryga says wind speeds will decline this morning and into the afternoon.
A number of those power outages are in Delta and Langley.
A silver lining
But Madryga says the rain might be good for those waiting to hit the slopes.
“Looks like a very soggy pattern for the next couple days with rain for Metro Vancouver, this will likely fall as wet snow on the North Shore Mountains higher up. Whistler getting snow today, 5 to 10 centimetres. The bad news scenario is the mountain pass east of Hope all the way up to the Alberta border, up to 25 centimetres of snow between now and later tonight.”
He says the forecast later this week looks good for skiers.