Response missions to Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island


Environment Canada has issued a wind warning on Sunday to Vancouver Island, including Greater Victoria, and winds up to 80 kilometers per hour.

Strong winds and heavy rains caused a strong front side of the south coast. Winds are predicted to increase during the day and reach up to 80 miles per hour in vulnerable coastal areas on Sunday night. Winds are expected to ease Monday morning on the west coast of Vancouver Island and Wednesday afternoon on the South Coast.

The Ministry of the Environment warned that winds may be strong enough to damage buildings, for example dashed lines or intact windows. Windy winds can damage soft shelters, tents and awnings in outdoor events, according to the sciences. High wind can also cause tree branches to break. People must ensure loose objects to prevent them from being destroyed, which can cause injuries or damage.

There is also a special weather forecast for winds and rain for the islands of the Gulf of Bothnia and the Vancouver internal island.

For more information, see the Environment Canada Announcements page.

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