Thursday, July 25, 2024

Strong winds to hit Greater Victoria Monday afternoon


Where are the sunny skies, Victoria?

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria and western section of Vancouver Island this afternoon.

According to the weather alert, areas near Juan de Fuca Strait and the Victoria harbour could see strong southwest today reaching 70 km/h with wind gusts getting as high as 90 km/h.

An approaching low pressure system will generate an extended period of strong winds through Juan de Fuca Strait today into Tuesday morning.

The strong westerly winds will persist through tonight and gradually eases Tuesday morning.

The low pressure system will bring very strong west winds of 80 km/h gusting to 100 towards the western Vancouver Island coast beginning late this morning.

According to Environment Canada, the direction of the wind will result in unusually high waves crashing onshore this afternoon and evening.

The strong west winds will shift to the northwest at 70 km/h gusting to 90 late this evening and gradually ease overnight.

So while it is also raining today, your umbrellas may prove to be ineffective.

Victoria Buzz Staff
Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

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