Heavy winds are on the way.
Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for the majority of Vancouver Island.
According to Environment Canada, an approaching Pacific frontal system will bring strong winds to western Vancouver Island and parts of eastern Vancouver Island tonight.
The wind warning is in effect for western Vancouver Island and the following eastern Vancouver Island regions: Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
For western Vancouver Island, southeast winds ahead of the front are expected to reach 80 km/h gusting to 100 this evening. The winds will then change direction, blowing northwest, and are expected to hit speeds of 50 to 70 km/h overnight.
For eastern Vancouver Island, southeasterly winds expected to reach 70 km/h gusting to over 90 km/h this evening and into the overnight period.
Environment Canada has also issued special weather statements for northern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.
For northern Vancouver Island, the weather agency says exposed sections of the region are already experiencing wind speeds of around 80 km/h and that winds will shift to the northwest, reaching speeds of around 50 km/h to 70 km/h in the evening.
For the Southern Gulf Islands, wind speeds are expected to reach 60 km/h, peaking overnight and into early Monday morning. Winds will then veer sharply to the northwest 40 to 60 km/h sometime on Monday morning before easing in the afternoon.
In all cases, Environment Canada says the wind speeds have the potential to toss loose objects, cause tree branches to break and cause further damage.
As a result, people should be prepared to adjust their driving habits due to the high winds.
For more information, visit www.weather.gc.ca.
⚠️WIND WARNING⚠️ East #VancouverIsland #NanooseBay to #CampbellRiver #WestCoast & special weather statement #Victoria to #Nanaimo & #NorthIsland w/ SE 50-80km/h winds expected today, veering NW 50-70 km tonight/early Monday as strong cold front blasts through @CHEK_News #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/sAhJ4uTiqD
— Tess van Straaten (@tessvanstraaten) November 29, 2020