Saturday, November 24, 2018

Strong winds and rain on way for overnight period and into Sunday on the North coast

Weather warnings are in effect for Haida Gwaii and
Northern Vancouver Island this Saturday night

The wind warnings have gone up for Haida Gwaii and the Northern end of Vancouver Island as a strong Pacific front makes its way toward British Columbia with the North Coast right on the trajectory for the overnight period.

So far, Environment Canada has not issued any warnings for the North Coast but it would seem only a matter of time before the region is added to the list as the storm churns its way to the east.

The second half of the front which is expected to arrive on Sunday morning will be the more intense of the part of the weather event, with winds to reach a peak speed of 90 km/h with gusts of up to 100 kilometres into Sunday evening.

The latest forecast for the Prince Rupert area calls for Winds from 30 to 50 km/h with gusts of up to 80 km/h in the overnight period and into Sunday, rainfall amounts will be towards 25 mm through Sunday.

The weather system heralds four days of rain that is expected for the region.

Should there be a change to the forecast for the North Coast, we'll provide updates to this page.

The Environment Canada forecasts can be accessed as follows:

Prince Rupert

For more items of note related to weather events see our archive page here.

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