Wind warning for Metro Vancouver for Tuesday morning; tree branches could break

ENVIRONMENT Canada on Monday issued a wind warning for Metro Vancouver for Tuesday morning, stating that strong gusty winds are expected that “may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

A rapidly deepening area of low pressure will pass north of Vancouver Island on Tuesday morning while a fast moving cold front crosses the south coast.

In advance of the cold front, strong sustained southeasterly winds are expected for coastal areas in proximity to the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait. As the front races across the area, widespread and powerful gusty southerly winds will occur. Gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible.

Winds will ease considerably following the passage of the cold front but will remain gusty into Tuesday afternoon, according to Environment Canada.