A wind warning has been issued for Richmond for the best part of Friday, with BC Ferries already cancelling two sailings this afternoon.
Environment Canada said the “strong southerly winds” will be felt the most nearer the water and will kick up this afternoon into the evening, with gusts ranging from 60 to 90 km/h.
“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur,” read the warning.
“High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches. Motorists, especially in high profile vehicles, may expect hazardous driving conditions on highways subject to strong crosswinds.”
BC Ferries has cancelled at least two sailings scheduled for Friday and says nearly two dozen more may follow the same fate later today.
The Queen of New Westminster sailings, set to depart Tsawwassen at noon and Swartz Bay at 2 p.m. won’t be operating today.
Other sailings later today may also be cancelled, said BC Ferries.
“We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and will provide further updates as soon as more information is available. The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us,” reads a BC Ferries statement.
Environment Canada forecasts the weather for Richmond and Vancouver from its weather station at YVR.