Environment Canada warns of winds exceeding 80 kilometre per hour in Metro Vancouver

This will result from a rapidly deepening low-pressure system from the Pacific Ocean

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      Monday (October 25) could be one of the windiest days of the year in western parts of Metro Vancouver.

      Environment Canada says that gusts could exceed 80 kilometres per hour before easing on Monday evening.

      This is a result of a "rapidly deepening low pressure system from the Pacific" headed toward Vancouver Island on Sunday (October 24).

      That will bring strong winds and rain to the island by Sunday evening.

      "Southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h with gusts possibly exceeding 100 km/h are expected over North Vancouver Island. Southeasterly winds of 60 to 70 km/h with possible gusts to 90 will develop through east-west oriented valleys on Vancouver Island and along coastal regions near the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait," Environment Canada states on its website.