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
Friday 11/24 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain. Low 8C.
Tomorrow 11/25 90%
Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 9C. Winds NE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near 6mm.
Sunday 11/26 90%
Periods of rain. High 9C. Winds WSW at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near 6mm.
Monday 11/27 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 8C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
BC Storm Tracker
There has been the equivalent of 34.2 mm of precipitation since Wed 14:00 at "Smithers Airport" #BCStorm— WX Smithers (@wc_smithers) November 25, 2017
#bcstorm #winterweather #bluesky good roads back @ Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District https://t.co/3qfjE9F7zZ— Vancouver Vinny (@Sampare) November 25, 2017
#bcstorm #winterweather #snowpile train @ Skeena River https://t.co/gpto9cWYkj— Vancouver Vinny (@Sampare) November 24, 2017
#bcstorm #winterweather #snowpile big #snowball https://t.co/IyX1AmkhSw— Vancouver Vinny (@Sampare) November 24, 2017
Bet I would make it #bcstorm #winterweather @ Skeena Mall https://t.co/fO7GGHots2— Vancouver Vinny (@Sampare) November 24, 2017