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B.C. Storm Roars On With Ferries Cancelled, And More Rain, Wind In Forecast

12/09/2014 10:06 EST | Updated 02/08/2015 05:59 EST
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A second wave of a powerful subtropical storm is set to pound the West Coast today with high winds on Vancouver Island, and another round of heavy rain for Metro Vancouver and Howe Sound.

Environment Canada is forecasting wind gusts to hit 90 km/h across large sections of Vancouver Island, including Victoria.

In Metro Vancouver, winds of up to 60 km/h are expected with another  25 mm of rain expected by Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada forecasts the wind and rain will ease this afternoon, before a third wave of the storm hits Tuesday night, with heavy rain falling through Wednesday throughout the region.

The hardest hit region will be Howe Sound, with more than 150 mm of rain forecast to accumulate between Tuesday and Thursday morning, in an area already saturated by the first wave of the storm.

Ferries cancelled

The strong winds have already forced BC Ferries to cancel sailings on all of its major routes until at least mid-morning. Sailings between Comox and Powell River have also been cancelled this morning.

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