Parts of Vancouver Island remain under a wind warning as an intense Pacific storm moves through B.C.’s south coast.
The wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria, north Vancouver Island and east Vancouver Island, from Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
According to Environment Canada, strong southeast winds up to 80 km/h have developed over the northern half of Vancouver Island’s east coast, Greater Victoria and the Sunshine Coast, especially over exposed coastal areas. Winds in these areas are expected to go below 70 km/h by Tuesday evening.
The weather agency said on north Vancouver Island, winds up to 100 km/h are being recorded over the exposed coastal areas. Winds are expected to ease to 50 to 70 km/h by this afternoon.
Environment Canada said high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. People on northern Vancouver Island are asked to avoid wooded areas due to falling trees and branches. Campers are also advised to move to sturdy shelters.