(Pacific storm approaches Vancouver Island/ECCC Weather British Columbia - Twitter)

The wild weather forecasts for Vancouver Island are not over yet.

Environment Canada has issued several weather warnings for most of the island in the wake of an approaching Pacific storm.

Parts of east and inland Vancouver Island can expect 10 to 15 cm of snowfall starting Friday night, with a period of freezing rain overnight and early Saturday morning.

The snowfall advisories encompass inland Vancouver Island and east Vancouver Island from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo, and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

Snow will be accompanied by strong winds on the eastern part of the island, starting tonight and abating by Saturday morning.

Wind warnings

Wind warnings have also been issued for west and north Vancouver Island.

Southeast winds will increase up to 80 km/h this evening, diminishing on Saturday morning for the western part of the island.

Meanwhile north Vancouver Island is in for winds of 90 km/h increasing to 110 km/h for exposed coastal areas on Friday evening.

No advisories, warnings, or statements have been issued for Greater Victoria as of the time of publication.

Here is Victoria’s weather forecast for the upcoming week based on readings taken at Gonzales Point:

(Environment Canada)

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