Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria area Thursday afternoon.
According to the weather agency, westerly wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are expected to develop over Greater Victoria near the Strait of Juan de Fuca by Friday morning.
“A low-pressure centre over the South Coast on Friday morning will move into the southern BC interior in the afternoon. In the wake of the low, westerly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 will develop in Greater Victoria near Juan de Fuca Strait,” the statement warns.
These strong winds are expected to abate by Friday evening.
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.