Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for east Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada issues statement for Ladysmith and area due to storm Monday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather alert for east Vancouver Island on Monday.

A strong low pressure system is bringing “very strong winds” and stormy conditions for the B.C.’s south coast.

The weather statement includes Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

“Exposed coastal sections of West Vancouver Island will see speeds of 70 to 80 km/h with gusts near 100 km/h,” according to the weather agency’s statement issued just after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Inner south coast regions including Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Powell River and Comox may see winds of 50 to 70 km/h with higher gusts.

“The strength of the wind will depend on the position and depth of the low pressure system. If the system tracks closer to Vancouver Island, then gusts to 90 km/h can be expected,” Environment Canada added.

Wind warnings may be issued as the situation unfolds.

To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Just Posted

City of Nanaimo looking at closing two lanes of Front Street, adding bike lanes

City councillors to discuss $400,000 project at finance and audit committee meeting Oct. 16

Vancouver Island cancer patients get new ride to appointments

Qualicum Beach woman donates van to Freemasons’ transportation program

Nanaimo Fire Rescue reviewing potential sites for future fire stations

City’s growing population, infrastructure, traffic congestion prompting study

Nanaimo Mounties want to find owner of riding tack

English-style saddle and boots and blankets found in south Nanaimo

OPINION: The more walkable a city, the more liveable it is

New pedestrian advocacy group, Walk in Nanaimo, being formed

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

VIDEO: Bear spies on cyclists riding by on Campbell River street

Riders seem unaware the bruin is mere feet away on the side of the road

Most Read