Environment Canada calls for rainy weather for the next week in Victoria. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for much of Vancouver Island as forecasters warn of possible damage caused by strong winds.

Winds between 70 km/h and 90 km/h are expected in Greater Victoria, likely to become stronger Friday afternoon.

Environment Canada issued alerts for a system it calls “vigorous,” cautioning residents that damage may affect roof shingles and windows. They also remind residents that loose objects blowing in the wind could also cause injury or damage.

Reminder: More storms brewing for Greater Victoria

Similar advisories have been issued along the east coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Nanaimo, Courtney to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

High winds have also caused B.C. Ferries to cancel morning sailings between Vancouver Island and the mainland, and as of 9:15 a.m. BC Hydro has listed isolated outages on the mid-island.

Weather advisories are in place across the Island, although the winds are expected to die down first along the western shore.

Another storm is expected to hit Vancouver Island on Saturday evening, Dec. 15.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Woman arrested for hit and run that left another vehicle in Colwood front lawn

The woman was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and a ticket

Sooke jumps on board to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

VicPD looking for 17-year-old girl, believed to be in downtown Victoria

Circumstance under which she has gone missing are considered to be high-risk

New urgent, primary care health centre opens in Saanich come November

North Quadra area facility to provide same-day, ongoing care for folks without family doctors

McKenzie interchange project drives towards completion

Motorists asked to continue following construction zone signage as crews will be on site into the fall

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Man sentenced to 7 years for gas-and-dash death of Alberta gas station owner

Ki Yun Jo was killed after Mitchell Sydlowski sped off in a stolen cube van without paying for $198 of fuel

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

One person dead in two-vehicle accident in North Island

Highway 19A was closed for several hours north of Courtenay following the crash

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

Record-breaking 165 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in B.C. in 24-hour period

Fifty-seven people are in hospital battling the novel coronavirus

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Most Read