–Environment Canada (updated 4:05pm)
A special weather statement is in effect for Greater Victoria.
Thunderstorms with heavy downpours are likely to develop by this evening…
A warm, humid southerly flow of air over the south coast will combine with an approaching Pacific cold front to create favourable conditions for thunderstorm development over southern Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland this evening. These storms will give localized heavy downpours of 15 to 25 mm along with the risk of hail beginning early this evening until sometime overnight.
Severe thunderstorm watches have been issued for the rest of the Lower Mainland, Howe Sound and Whistler.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
Short term forecast for Sooke
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