Mountain Weather Forecast

The First Wind Storm of This Autumn

The first wind storm will continue to batter the BC coast today as the low pressure system moves closer to the BC coast. This is the first wind storm of this autumn with full foliage. The heavy tree branches are more prone to break in strong winds and it may lead to more damage and power outages than subsequent wind storms of similar wind speeds later in the season.

As the low pressure system moves north overnight into Tuesday, very strong winds will spread to Haida Gwaii and weaken as the low pressure centre continues to track north and weakens on Tuesday night. Rain will taper to showers as the low pressure system moves north.

Scattered showers and windy conditions are expected in the interior regions, with more details provided under Day 1 and Day 2 tabs.

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The 500mb animation above shows a strong upper low approaching the BC coast and with the centre of the upper low moving north just west of Haida Gwaii tonight. The upper low will weaken tomorrow leaving an upper trough pattern for Wednesday and Thursday, keeping the chance of showers for the province.

Forecasts and graphics produced by the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)