Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
An intense low pressure system will move across Vancouver Island just north of Port Alberni late this morning. Ahead of this low, strong southerly winds are expected to the south of the track of the low, which means almost the entire south coast.
Exposed coastal sections will experience southerly winds of 70 to 80 km/h by late this morning. The winds will ease later this afternoon as the low weakens and moves out of the region.
High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.
SPN NOTE: According to the forecasted satellite view on the SPN Weather page, Sooke should be spared the stronger winds. Visit SPN Weather (including hydro outage) and SPN Traffic for live streaming information. Even if SPN headquarters loses power, the information on these pages continue to update.
Short term forecast for Sooke
Tomorrow 02/24 20%
Mostly sunny skies. High 6C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
Sunday 02/25 60%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain tapering to a few showers late. High 4C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 60%. Higher wind gusts possible.
Monday 02/26 20%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 6C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Tuesday 02/27 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
BC Storm Tracker
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