Waves Over 40 feet off Vancouver Island

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Off the Coast of British Columbia there has been waves over 40 feet and hurricane force winds on Wednesday.

Just off the coast of Vancouver Island winds were gusting to 120 km/h and churning up large waves.

Environment Canada has issued a "hurricane force wind warning" for some areas.

The severe weather conditions were due to a powerful area of low pressure that moved over the area.

On Solander Island there was a gust of 163 km/h. That’s equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.

The Team

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