Alerts for: Haida Gwaii
11:48 AM PST Friday 07 March 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Haida Gwaii
Heavy rain for the British Columbia coast later today and into Saturday. In addition strong southeasterly winds expected for North Coast regions.
Winds are strengthening in advance of a moist frontal system moving off the Pacific. Strong southeast winds gusting at times to 90 km/h have developed and will spread over the north and Central Coast and Northern Vancouver Island through this afternoon and persist into Saturday morning. Winds will shift to southwest and become moderate Saturday afternoon as the front passes. Meanwhile gusty winds will spread to the South Coast areas.
Additionally heavy rainfall is expected with this system and amounts will range from 50 to 80 mm along the coast with the heaviest amounts over the south. Over the west coast of Vancouver Island though amounts will be in the range of 100 to 130 mm before tapering off Saturday night.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at weather.gc.ca and tweet your significant weather reports at #bcstorm.
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