Stormy day at Ogden Point (Robby Benn / @bcrobby on Instagram)

More sunshine and calm weather is in the works, just not yet.

While we finally saw some highly anticipated spring weather this week, it looks as though the weather in Victoria may be taking another turn today.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for southern Vancouver Island, including the Greater Victoria area.

According to the weather agency, westerly winds of 70 km/h are expected, except near Juan De Fuca where 90 km/h winds are expected.

“Ahead of an offshore ridge of high pressure, strong west winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 km/h will develop near Juan de Fuca Strait late this afternoon and gradually ease overnight,” warned the weather alert.

While winds have been gusting throughout the day today, another windstorm is expected to arrive late Friday afternoon and throughout the evening. 

With the wind gusts comes the risk of tree limb breakage and power outages in the region, warned Environment Canada.

Saturday’s weather is expected to be a mix of sun and clouds with a 30% chance of showers in the morning and winds. 

Sunday is expected to be clear and sunny with a high of 9 degrees. 

Environment Canada said they issue these warnings when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.


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