Environment Canada has issued a strong wind warning for Inland Vancouver Island and East Coast.
According to the weather bureau, a series Pacific systems will have an impact on B.C. south coast, starting today and lasting through Monday.
According to the weather agency: The first system will cause heavy rain to fall on the northern section of East Vancouver Island tonight and today, with possible rainfall amounts up to 50 mm.
Winds in the southeast direction are expected at around 30 to 50km/h today, increasing to 50-70km/h overnight, then weakening and shifting to the south at 30km/h Sunday morning.
Environment Canada warns that wet snow can be expected in inland and higher terrain areas this afternoon.
“There is still some uncertainty in the total rainfall amounts and wind speeds,” adds Environment Canada in a special statement. “Rainfall and wind warnings may be issued later today when the situation becomes clearer.”
The areas that could be affected by heavy rain and wind warnings are Courtenay and Comox, Campbell River and Port Alberni.
Additional to the weather advisory, Haida Gwaii and North Vancouver Island remain under strong wind alert. Expected gusts of up to 110 km/h.