The severe weather advisory issued for Greater Victoria on Tuesday has been extended into today.
The Environment Canada alert states that wind gusts between 70 km/h and 90 km/h will continue to pummel the Southern Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and Greater Victoria.
These strong northeasterly outflow winds continue as the Arctic ridge of high pressure intensifies over the province’s interior this morning.
Gusts up to 90 km/h have also developed over the western and central Fraser Valley, and the southeast sections of Metro Vancouver including Surrey and Langley.
The winds are expected to abate overnight.
As always, Environment Canada advises the public to be aware of damage caused to buildings, and loose objects tossed by wind that may cause injuries.