Stormy seas heading towards Sidney on December 3rd 2015 - Image: Joel Martin‎

While the wind warning failed to materialize yesterday, strong winds are expected once again for the Greater Victoria region this Thursday.

The wind warning was issued at around 4:30 a.m. on January 12th and will remain in place until the weather system that brought the winds dissipates. 

“A frontal system over the BC south coast will give southeast winds 70 km/h gusting to 90 near Haro Strait today,” said Environment Canada. 

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“Winds will ease this evening.”

The national weather authority said that damage to buildings may occur by way of roof shingles loosening and windows being put under additional stress. 

Environment Canada also warns those in Greater Victoria that power outages and fallen tree branches may be possible.

Rain can be expected all day, Thursday and the high will be 11 degrees, according to meteorologists. 

(Environment Canada)


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