Heavy rain and wind expected in mid-Island

Environment Canada has issued a wind and rain warning for parts of Vancouver Island and the coast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Large waves seen last year at Parksville during heavy winds on the coast. Environment Canada is predicting wind up to 80 km/hr Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

Large waves seen last year at Parksville during heavy winds on the coast. Environment Canada is predicting wind up to 80 km/hr Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

PARKSVILLE – Get ready for high winds and a heck of a lot of rain.

That’s the warning tonight from Environment Canada, which is forecasting winds of up to 80 km/hr on the east coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the mainland coast.

Heavy rain — between 100 and 200 mm — is also being predicted by EC for the east coast.

Higher winds of up to 100 km/hr and heavier rain (200 mm) are forecast for the west coast of the Island as well as the north and central B.C. coasts and the north Island region.

“This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions … listen for updated statements,” states the EC website.