Parts of B.C are getting rocked by some wild weather this Wednesday, November 27. According to Environment Canada, intense wind warnings of up to 70 km/h have been issued in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, and up to 90 k/h in Greater Victoria and the Gulf Islands. The B.C. wind warnings have proven to be just as crazy as promised, beaching boats, knocking out power and taking down trees all over the province.

According to Environment Canada, strong winds with the ability to cause damage are expected to last for the remainder of Wednesday.

As the arctic ridge of high pressure continues over the interior of the province, the winds will only intensify. 

“Strong northeasterly outflow winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 have developed over the Southern Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and Greater Victoria,” writes Environment Canada. 

Environment Canada was right in stating that these winds could cause damage. According to several images posted on Twitter, boats have been anchored and trees have been ripped down all due to the winds. 

With the wind expected to last until tonight, you may want to take extra precautions and bring any valuables inside. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

According to BC Hydro, nearly 20,000 customers were without power across the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island due to the wind. 

Altogether, there are around 48 outages in the Lower Mainland that BC Hydro is working on. 

Several images of the storm have been posted online, which prove how damaging this wind really is. 

One photo shows a massive tree knocked down in North Vancouver, on Violet Street. Neighbours told a local reporter that the scary close call occurred around 3 a.m. 

The Vancouver Police Marine Unit states that there is a “gale for wind warning in effect around Vancouver and boasts have been dragging anchor.” 

Accompanied by the tweet is an image of a boat completely beached and turned on its side. 

If you happen to have a boat in the marina, be sure to check on it. Starting today, northwest winds of 20 to 30 knots will be expected. 

As if the wind weren’t enough, an intense arctic blast is ripping through Vancouver this week. The cold snap will make temperatures plummet to nearly -10 C with wind chill values this week.

If you want to cancel today and stay home, nobody's judging you.

*Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only.


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