(Photo by Colin Smith Photography)

An adverse weather advisory for Greater Victoria and Southern Gulf Islands has been issued by Environment Canada.

Strong northeasterly winds of up to 70 km/h gusting to 90 km/h will develop on Tuesday evening for the Southern Gulf Islands and overnight for Howe Sound and Greater Victoria, as an arctic ridge of high pressure intensifies over the BC interior.

These strong winds are expected to abate by Wednesday night.

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