Central coast coastal sections such as Bella Bella can expect to see high winds by this evening

“Potent storm” expected to bring strong winds to central, north coast

A deep low pressure system is set to reach Vancouver Island and the central coast by Friday evening.

A strong Pacific frontal system will rapidly approach the B.C. coast today.

By this evening, strong southeast winds of 90 km/h gusting to 110 are expected to develop over exposed coastal sections of North Vancouver Island and the Central Coast outer sections.

A few hours later, those strong southeast winds of 90 km/h gusting to 110 will develop over Haida Gwaii.

By early Saturday morning winds will ease over North Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. However, over the Central Coast winds will shift to southwest and maintain 90 km/h gusting to 110. Winds will finally ease Saturday afternoon over the Central Coast.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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