A cold front across the south coast will bring “very strong” northwest winds to West Vancouver Island on Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.
The weather agency says western sections of the Island, especially exposed coastal sections, will experience winds reaching 80 km/h Tuesday afternoon through night, easing by Wednesday morning.
In a wind warning, Environment Canada encourages commuters to be prepared to adjust their driving as road conditions could change due to the wind.
“Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches,” the agency added.
It also encourages people to monitor alerts and forecasts and report severe weather by sending an email or tweeting using #BCStorm.
The wind warning comes as the Cameron Bluff wildfire near Cameron Lake closes Highway 4 to Tofino and Ucluelet on the Island’s west coast.
Additionally, there is a special weather statement for strong winds on the east Island.
There will be northwest winds of up to 70 km/h in coastal areas along the Strait of Georgia.