Heavy winds and clouds expected throughout the Okanagan Saturday. Photo: Pixabay

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h on way to Lower Mainland

Strong northerly winds anticipated for Wednesday morning and through the day

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning calling for strong wind gusts in the Lower Mainland as an arctic ridge of high pressure making its way across the region.

READ MORE: Most B.C. residents, including those hit by 2018 storms, not prepared for outages

The wind is expected to intensify Tuesday evening, first near the southern Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and Greater Victoria.

By Wednesday morning, strong northerly outflow winds of 70 kilometres per hour, with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour, will develop in the Fraser Valley and parts of Metro Vancouver.

According to forecasters, the storm will ease by Wednesday night.

READ MORE: November snowfall hits parts of the Lower Mainland


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