Clover Point windstorm. ( Kevin Lintern Photography)

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding area.

According to the alert, strong southeast winds with gusts near 80 km/h are expected to develop later this morning and exposed coastal sections of Greater Victoria early this evening.

The winds will ease tonight as the front moves away from the region.

Temperatures are expected to be at or above 8 C through the day.

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