We’re not out of the woods yet, Victoria!
Environment Canada has issued three more wind warnings on Vancouver Island, including Greater Victoria, East Vancouver Island, and West Vancouver Island.
For Greater Victoria, the weather agency is calling for winds of about 70 km/h this evening. The gusts are being caused by an intense front that will arrive this afternoon. The southeasterly winds are expected to peak in the afternoon or early evening.
East Vancouver Island, which includes communities like Courtenay, Campbell River, and Fanny Bay, could see winds of up to 70 km/h. Southeast winds are expected to increase as the weather front approaches coastal areas, but will ease as the winds move inland later tonight.
Meanwhile, West Vancouver Island winds are expected to be stronger with gusts reaching 80 km/h today. Due to the same “intense” front, southeast winds are expected to peak this afternoon before letting up this evening as the front pushes further south.
“Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break,” warns Environment Canada.
For updates on alerts and forecasts, you can check Environment Canada’s BC coverage here. To report severe weather, you can send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet using #BCStorm.