Monday, April 15, 2024

Heavy rain, windstorm to pound Vancouver Island this week


Following the first storm of the season late last week, residents in British Columbia’s South Coast are being told to anticipate a series of powerful wind and rain storms beginning the middle of the week.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Vancouver Island stating that the first of the storms will reach the island Wednesday night, bringing heavy rains and strong winds.

The storms are expected to continue through Sunday.

Rainfall on the west and inland areas of Vancouver Island may exceed 200 mm, while rain in inner coastal regions could top 100 mm, Environment Canada warns.

Winds could also exceed 80 km/hr in over exposed coastal areas.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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