Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Waiting for the wind and the cooling temperartures

Environment Canada has issued a Wind warning for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii for the overnight period and for most of Wednesday, part of a string of weather warnings issued for British Columbia on Tuesday.

Greater Victoria felt the full effects of those warnings on Monday, with trees downed and power outages reported in a variety of locations.

For the North Coast the winds will develop north of a low that is stationed just north of Vancouver Island,  providing for a northeasterly wind of between 80 to 100 kilometres overnight for both Haida Gwaii and the North coast coastal areas.

The weather system coming across the North coast will also provide for a forecast of rain showers or wet flurries ending late in the morning, with a high of 3 dropping to a mid afternoon temperature shift to -1.

The cooling trend continues on through the week and into the weekend with daily highs of 0 or 1 above and night time lows of between -3 and -6.

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