(Wind storm/Scott Bolder/Instagram)

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for East Vancouver Island Tuesday morning.

According to the advisory, strong southeast winds of 70 km/h gusting up to 90 km/h are forming across parts of East Vancouver Island near the Georgia Strait late Tuesday morning as a cold front sweeps across the region.

These winds are expected to spread into the Southern Gulf Islands, southern Howe Sound including Bowen Island and parts of Metro Vancouver near the water, particularly Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay.

The gusts are expected to subside this afternoon as the cold front leaves the area.

The advisory is in effect for the area encompassing Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

Residents are advised to be wary of loose objects that may be tossed by the strong winds.


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