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
Today 10/23 60%
Chance of Rain
Foggy early. Then periods of showers this afternoon. High near 15C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Tomorrow 10/24 20%
Cloudy. High 13C. Winds E at 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday 10/25 80%
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 12C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Friday 10/26 60%
Chance of Rain
Foggy in the morning. Then periods of showers later in the day. High 12C. ESE winds shifting to W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
BC Storm Tracker
04:35 EnvCanada issued warning #Wind #Sandspit #BCStorm https://t.co/djrvowEWZS— Sandspit (@ECAlertBC88) October 23, 2018
04:35 EnvCanada issued warning #Wind #Masset #BCStorm https://t.co/4ouXFTgUi9— Masset (@ECAlertBC56) October 23, 2018
23:20 EnvCanada issued advisory #Fog #QualicumBeach #BCStorm https://t.co/sYJYQBIcl5— QualicumBeach (@ECAlertBC98) October 23, 2018
23:20 EnvCanada issued advisory #Fog #Courtenay #BCStorm https://t.co/CPHdghe18v— Courtenay (@ECAlertBC92) October 23, 2018
23:20 EnvCanada issued advisory #Fog #Comox #BCStorm https://t.co/9Xoeii7srT— Comox (@ECAlertBC61) October 23, 2018