Environment Canada issues wind warning for Vancouver

Ferry cancellations as high winds begin

Update: High winds forcing more cancellations on BC Ferries

Strong winds are predicted for parts of B.C.'s South Coast today, including Greater Victoria, the Fraser Valley, and East Vancouver Island, from Nanoose Bay to Campbell River. Ahead of this low, strong southerly winds are expected to the south of the track of the low, which means nearly the entire south coast.

The warnings are issued when there's a significant risk of damage due to wind.

The agency forecasts strong southerly winds to precede the weather system, bringing southerly winds as strong as 90 km/h to Vancouver Island.

You could see branches or power wires coming down this morning, there is a wind warning for the entire Lower Mainland because of a low pressure system.

Southerly winds of 70 to 80 km/h have developed over exposed coastal sections this morning.

Winds are expected to ease by this afternoon.

Most areas can expect to see winds between 70-80 km/hr and Environment Canada is warning people to secure loose belongings and watch out for downed trees and branches.

Travellers are also advised to check with Harbour Air and airlines flying out of Vancouver International Airport in case of cancellations or delays.

There have already been some power outages.

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