Environment Canada warns winds up to 90km/h could hit Greater Victoria
Nature photographer TJ Watt shot these incredible photos of storm-powered waves during a weekend windstorm at Ogden Point Breakwater and Clover Point on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (TJWatt.com)
VICTORIA – Environment Canada is warning residents that high winds could wreak havoc on the Greater Victoria and Gulf Islands areas Tuesday and Wednesday.
The weather service issued the warning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, saying potentially damaging winds are expected in the afternoon and will intensify in the evening.
"Strong northeasterly outflow winds up to 70 km/h gusting to 90 [km/h] will develop this evening for the Southern Gulf Islands and overnight for Howe Sound and Greater Victoria," the warning said.
The winds aren’t expected to let up until Wednesday night.
"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," Environment Canada said.
"Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds."