Tuesday, June 25, 2024

90 km/h winds expected for Greater Victoria Wednesday morning


Greater Victoria and Southern Gulf Islands residents are advised to brace for strong winds as a warning has been issued.

According a wind warning from Environment Canada, southeasterly winds, with gusts reaching up to 90 km/h, are expected to impact the region on Wednesday morning.

The warning comes ahead of an approaching frontal system, which is forecasted to bring powerful southeasterly winds to parts of southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Tonight’s weather forecast for the region includes mainly cloudy conditions, with a 30 percent chance of showers early in the evening.

Rain is expected to begin overnight, accompanied by southeast winds gusting up to 40 km/h, reaching up to 60 km/h near the water.

On Wednesday, rain is predicted to taper off around noon, leaving behind cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of showers. There’s also a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Wind speeds are anticipated to peak in the morning, with southeasterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h, particularly near Haro Strait, before gradually decreasing.

The daytime high is expected to reach 11°C.

Wednesday night will see increasing cloud cover, with a 60 percent chance of showers late in the evening and overnight. Winds will shift to the southwest, gusting up to 40 km/h, before becoming light in the evening and transitioning to southeast winds gusting up to 40 km/h overnight. The overnight low is forecasted to be 6°C.

Weather for Greater Victoria should improve as the week moves along with sun expected for most of the Easter long weekend.

Victoria Buzz Staffhttps://www.victoriabuzz.com
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