Environment Canada has issued a strong wind warning Tuesday for parts of Vancouver Island.
According to the weather agency, very strong southeast winds of 70 km/h gusting up to 90 km/h are occurring across the Sunshine Coast and portions of East Vancouver Island.
The winds hit late Thursday morning as a cold front moves across the area.
The wind warning has been issued for the areas between Duncan and Nanaimo as well as between Nanoose Bay and Fanny Bay.
Environment Canada adds that these heavy winds will spread into the Southern Gulf Islands and portions of Metro Vancouver near the water, particularly Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay.
“The wind will subside early this afternoon for the Sunshine Coast and East Vancouver Island and this afternoon for Metro Vancouver and the Southern Gulf Islands as the front exits the area,” reads a statement from the weather agency.
At this time, BC Ferries has seen a few cancellations as well as some delays as part of the windy weather.
9:55am departing Little River
11:50am departing Powell River
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According to the ferry company’s website, the 9:55 a.m. sailing departing Little River and the 11:50 a.m. sailing departing Powell River have been cancelled along the Vancouver Island – Sunshine Coast route.
In addition to the cancellation, the 10:15 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point in Nanaimo was delayed due to the wind.
No major outages on Vancouver Island have been reported from BC Hydro at this time. Residents can monitor the power situation by visiting the BC Hydro Outage Map.