(Wind storm/Scott Bolder/Instagram)

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the northern part of Vancouver Island early Tuesday morning, as a frontal system approaches.

Southeast winds of 90 km/h are expected Tuesday, December 29th in the evening over exposed coastal sections of the North Island and Central Coast.

Strong winds can be dangerous and may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break, often leading to power outages.

The high winds are expected to ease by Wednesday morning.

In addition to that alert, the frontal system will deliver a heavy rainfall beginning early this afternoon to the western part of Vancouver Island. Nearly 100 mm of rain is expected through Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Updates and alerts are issued by Environment Canada. People on the ground who witness severe weather can email BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using the hashtag #BCStorm.

 

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