Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria and eastern Vancouver Island, from Courtenay to Campbell River.
Strong westerly winds of 70 to 90 kilometres per hour are expected to develop near the Strait of Juan de Fuca Tuesday afternoon when a cold front moves across B.C.’s south coast. Environment Canada said the gusts could damage tents and awnings at outdoor events, cause tree limbs to snap and toss loose objects around.
The winds are expected to ease overnight as the cold front moves into the province’s interior.
There is also a special weather statement for wind gusts up to 70 km/h from Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
Anyone who needs to report special weather to Environment Canada can email [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.