Vancouver Weather: Wind warning in effect

There is a wind warning in effect for Metro Vancouver Friday.

VANCOUVER, B.C.: Friday, Dec. 18.  Today’s weather is expected to be windy, with heavy rain and wind gusts of 70 km/h in some parts of the region. A wind warning is in effect, and Environment and Climate Change Canada says the strong southeast winds will spread to the exposed areas of Metro Vancouver and southern sections of Howe Sound this afternoon.

Winds will ease and shift to northwest 40 km/h late this afternoon or early this evening as the front passes through. The agency warns objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break

Along with the wind Friday, expect up to 40 millimetres of rain, and a high of 10 C. Overnight, there’s more rain and wind expected before it becomes mainly cloudy, with a low of 5 C. There’s more rain on Saturday with a high of 8 C and then Sunday looks mainly cloudy, also with a high of 8 C.  Then it’s back to rain on Monday for the Winter Solstice, with a high of 11 C, before the sun returns Tuesday, with a high of 6 C. Wednesday looks partly cloudy, with a high of 6 C, and then it should be a mix of sun and cloud for Christmas Eve on Thursday, with a high of 7 C.

Weather: Vancouver, B.C.

Today: Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 to 40 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h increasing to 30 to 50 late this morning except 70 near the water this afternoon. High 10 C.

Tonight: Rain ending this evening then mainly cloudy. Wind southeast 30 to 50 km/h except 70 near the water early this evening. Wind becoming west 30 to 50 this evening then light near midnight. Low plus 5 C.

Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy. Rain beginning late in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy near the water in the afternoon. High 8 C.

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Vancouver Weather: Wind warning in effect