Environment Canada has issued wind and rain warnings for coastal British Columbia.

Wind warnings are in effect for:

  • Metro Vancouver.
  • All of Vancouver Island.
  • Central Coast.
  • Fraser Valley.
  • Sunshine Coast.

Environment Canada says strong winds with gusts of up to 90 km/h are expected overnight and Thursday morning.

In addition to the wind warning, a rainfall warning is also in effect for Howe Sound.

The wind warnings should end by late Thursday morning, but the weather-monitoring agency says it expects blustery conditions Thursday that will last all day.