Wind warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island, speeds expected to reach 110 km / h in some areas


Large parts of Vancouver Island can expect windy weather this Thanksgiving Monday.Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the north, east and west of Vancouver Island, indicating that wind speeds could reach up to 110 km / h in some areas when a low pressure system develops. moves in the area.

“Damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows, can occur. Strong winds can throw loose objects or shatter tree branches, ”Environment Canada said.

The weather agency says southeast winds of 70 km / h to 100 km / h are expected over western Vancouver Island late this evening.

Meanwhile, areas of eastern Vancouver Island near the northern Strait of Georgia can expect southeasterly winds of 60 km / h with gusts of up to 90 km / h during the night.

Winds will blow from the west or southwest, reaching speeds between 50 and 70 km / h with gusts of up to 90 km / h or more on Tuesday morning for the east and west of the Vancouver Island.

Communities on eastern Vancouver Island that come under the warning include Courtenay in Campbell River and Nanoose Bay in Fanny Bay.

Environment Canada also says northern Vancouver Island will see southeast winds of 90 km / h gusting to 110 km / h over exposed coastal sections of the region this evening.

The Greater Victoria area is not included in the wind warning.

Winds are expected to ease throughout Tuesday.


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