Alerts for: Greater Victoria

Warnings

11:05 PM PDT Tuesday 21 October 2014
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Greater Victoria

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A developing low over the Pacific will move across the South Coast tonight. Strong southeast winds of 70 to 80 km/h gusting to 90 have developed over Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast this evening ahead of the low. Winds will ease overnight as the low moves into the Interior.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Avoid wooded areas to prevent injury from falling trees or branches. Campers should move to sturdy shelters.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

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