Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria, east Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands.
The weather agency said an intense frontal system approaching the B.C. coast will spread strong southeasterly winds to some inner south coast regions starting later Wednesday morning.
Winds up to 90 kilometres an hour will affect the Victoria region near Haro Strait, southern sections of the southern Gulf Islands, exposed coastal sections of the Sunshine Coast and eastern Vancouver Island. The wind warning on east Vancouver Island extends from Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
The strongest winds are expected to subside through Wednesday evenings.
Officials are warning people that loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.