Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Fraser Valley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Windstorm warning issued for Fraser Valley

Storm winds expected to hit 70 km/h in evening

A windstorm warning has been issued for the western Fraser Valley by Environment Canada.

“A strong Pacific storm will bring a brief period of significant wind to the south coast on tonight and Saturday morning,” the alert states. “Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.”

Southeast winds are expected to build through the day near Haro Strait and the Strait of Georgia, reaching up to 70 km/h, before turning south and hitting Abbotsford and Langley.

Saturday morning will see the 70 km/h winds shift southwest by the Juan de Fuca Strait. South Surrey and Boundary Bay will also see strong winds.

The strength of the winds are expected to slow by Saturday afternoon.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UFV student nurses offering respite to frontline nurses, care aides

Website helping to match volunteers with those who need help with daily errands

VIDEO: Head-on collision on Chilliwack Mountain Road

Road blocked in both directions Thursday morning

EDITORIAL: British Columbia’s renters and landlords needed help yesterday

Too little too late from both federal and provincial governments

COLUMN: Let’s avoid public shaming amid a dynamic health crisis

What is unacceptable today might have been fine last week

COVID-19: Fraser Valley crafters are busy sewing cotton masks for health-care workers and others

One Chilliwack woman has made 125 masks so far, and is still going strong

‘We don’t need this right now’: B.C. man breaks up road rage incident

Two men were throwing punches on Tillicum Road in Saanich on Vancouver Island

‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered

A total of 1,066 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister

Subsidy will cost Canada $71 billion, but push down cost of emergency benefit, Morneau said

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments

‘Crisis supplement’ for COVID-19 for April, May and June

‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open

Teamsters Canada wants feds, provinces to put pressure on facilities to re-open for transport workers

Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store

Migrant farm worker group calls on government for adequate health and safety requirements

Fraser Valley care home has two confirmed cases of COVID-19

Two residents at Mission’s Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence have been diagnosed

Claiming she has COVID-19, stranger coughs in Surrey woman’s face

Cloverdale woman will now self-isolate for the next two weeks

Most Read