Stormy day at Ogden Point (Robby Benn / @bcrobby on Instagram)

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands this morning.

Wind gusts ranging between 70 km/h and 90 km/h are expected to hit the capital city in the next few hours as a strong cold front crosses the south coast.

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Winds will start to ease up this afternoon.

The authority predicts that the strongest gusts will be felt near the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

A similar advisory in place for the southern Gulf Islands states that an intense cold front is approaching BC’s south coast this morning.

Southerly winds will shift sharply to 50 km/h to 70 km/h with gusts of 90 km/h, and the strong winds are expected to ease up in the evening as the cold front makes its way east.

Environment Canada advises the public to be aware of damage caused to buildings, and loose objects tossed by wind that may cause injuries.