VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Make sure to secure any loose objects and hold onto your hat when you head out Friday, with strong winds expected.
Meteorologist Michael Kuss says a wind warning is in place for coastal areas of Metro Vancouver.
“From the North Shore down through Vancouver, Richmond, and South Delta. This is mainly a coastal event as the winds will funnel down the straight out of the northwest,” he explains.
“A ridge of high pressure is building and that will bring sunshine, but as it approaches, we get strong winds developing out of the north. That northerly wind funnels down the Straight of Georgia, brings those gusty breezes — potentially over 70 kilometres per hour, in the 70-90k range — just along the coast,” Michael says. “The farther inland you go, the lighter the winds will be.”
Wind warning for coastal part of Metro Vancouver. This West Van Webcam shows some chop in English Bay. The heavy winds are mainly out over Straight of Georgia. Winds easing late this morning. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/dyQRw7CA1N
— Michael Kuss (@Kusswx) February 26, 2021
Winds are expected to taper off Friday afternoon.
The weather has already caused a number of BC Ferries sailing cancellations.
All Friday sailings up to and including 1 p.m. between Tsawassen and Duke Point have been cancelled.
The first two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were also called off due to the adverse weather.
7:13 – #BCFerries – Due to strong winds the following sailings have been cancelled : #Tsawwassen – #DukePoint 7:45am both ways, #Tsawwassen – #SwartzBay 9am both ways, #HorseshoeBay – #DepartureBay 8:25am both ways @JACK969van @kissradiohits pic.twitter.com/xhmaJ4COMR
— NEWS 1130 Traffic (@NEWS1130Traffic) February 26, 2021
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