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Hold on to your hat: Vancouver forecast calls for winds up to 80 km/hr today

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement.
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Environment Canada warns Metro Vancouverites that a strong cold front will sweep across the south coast this afternoon, accompaned by strong gusty winds.

The agency has issued a special weather statement for Saturday, May 2 for the region. It states that winds "Over Greater Victoria and the lower mainland, winds will rise to southeast 30 to 60 km/h late this morning or early this afternoon then shift to southwesterly 40 to 60 km/h gusting up to 80 late this afternoon as the front passes."

The special weather statement is in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver - central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver - North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta

Winds are expected to ease later this evening. 

The forecast also calls for rain throughout the day and into Sunday. 

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