Up to 80 km/h winds may hit Metro Vancouver tonight

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Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver on Monday in anticipation of a storm that’s set to roll in overnight.

Image: B.C. Hydro

SEE ALSO: 42,000 customers in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley without power

A low pressure system is approaching the B.C. coast and will bring southeast winds of 60 to 80 kilometres per hour to the outer coastal regions before heading inland Tuesday morning.

Metro Vancouver likely won’t bare the brunt of the storm system, with Haida Gwaii expecting winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour.

Strong winds in the city wrecked havoc on Sunday, knocking out power to 42,000 BC Hydro customers in Metro Vancouver and causing Skytrain issues after a tree fell on the tracks between Nanaimo and 29th Avenue stations.

Gusts of wind in the Metro area reached up to 90 kilometres per hour last night. Major power outages were largely contained to Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby Mountain, and Abbotsford.

The largest storm of the Pineapple Express is expected to hit Vancouver on Tuesday.

Image: Environment Canada

Image: Environment Canada

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