Special weather statement in effect.
A series of powerful October storms will approach the B.C. South Coast late Wednesday night, bringing heavy rains and strong winds through the weekend.
Rainfall will be heavy at times. Total rainfall accumulations from these storms may exceed 200 mm for West and Inland areas of Vancouver Island, while Inner Coastal Regions may exceed 100 mm.
Strong winds will also accompany these storms. Winds over exposed coastal areas may exceed 80 km/h at times during these storms.
As these storms advance toward the South Coast and progress through the region, weather warnings will be issued and updated as needed.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #BCStorm.