Wind warning issued for parts of east Vancouver Island

Wind warning issued for parts of east Vancouver Island

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria, the southern Gulf Islands and east Vancouver Island. File photo.

File photo.

A wind warning has been issued by Environment Canada for parts of east Vancouver Island.

Areas from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay, and areas from Courtenay to Campbell River could see winds near 70 km/h along exposed coastal areas this evening and after midnight.

A strong pacific low-pressure system is causing the adverse weather. The frontal passage overnight will cause winds to ease and switch to gusty southwesterlies and continue through Sunday morning.

The federal agency says wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds, and that high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Some of the areas under the warning are:

  • Nanoose Bay
  • Parksville
  • Qualicum Beach
  • Bowser
  • Comox
  • Courtenay
  • Oyster River
  • Campbell River

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