Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Labour Day Monday to bring heavy wind gusts to Fraser Valley

Environment Canada calls for gusty outflow winds up to 70 km/hr

A special weather statement has been issued for Chilliwack, Hope and Abbotsford.

Environment Canada says the areas can expect “gusty outflow winds” on Monday, Sept. 7.

“Following an abrupt change in weather conditions across the prairies this weekend, a strong ridge of high pressure will build over northern BC and spread southwards tonight (Sunday). Rising pressures will drive strong outflow winds through coastal valleys on the Labour Day Monday. Winds will likely be at their peak during the day but could potentially remain gusty through Monday night.”

They say wind gusts upwards of 70 km/h are possible, leading to an increased risk of damage from tree limb breakage. The warning is also in effect for all of Metro Vancouver.

It will be warm, however, as the temperature is expected to hover around 28C on Monday and Tuesday, with a forecast of 32C on Wednesday.

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

READ MORE: More than 13,000 customers without power following wind storm in Chilliwack


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