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'Intense' weather system bringing strong winds, possible thunderstorms to Metro Vancouver

Look out, here comes another "weather bomb" 🌬⛈💣
An extreme weather system is set to rattle the South Coast region of B.C. Tuesday with strong winds, rain, and maybe a thunderstorm. Photo: Wind / Shutterstock

Are you ready for another "weather bomb" in Metro Vancouver?

An "intense frontal system" is set to bring strong winds, rain, and possibly thunderstorms to the South Coast region of B.C. Tuesday (Nov. 9).

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, which is in effect for the following areas:

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

"Strong winds today," cautions the national weather agency, noting that there will be southeast gusts of 50 to 70 km/h followed by winds of the same speed coming from the southwest. The winds are expected to continue throughout the day.

Metro Vancouver residents are being cautioned that these powerful winds may down trees and cause power outages. 

BC Ferries has already cancelled several sailings Tuesday morning due to the "extreme weather system."

Tuesday's Vancouver forecast is also calling for a few showers beginning near noon, however, the afternoon comes with a risk of a thunderstorm. The daytime high Tuesday is forecast to hit 10C.

In Metro Vancouver, the stormy system is forecast to bring accumulative rainfall totals up to 60 mm Tuesday, according to The Weather Network. 

With files from Elana Shepert