Environment Canada issued a wind warning for parts of the east coast of Vancouver Island on Monday night including Greater Victoria, the east Island from Nanoose Bay to Campbell River, and the north Island.
It forecasts that an intense low pressure system will be affecting the BC coast beginning later Monday and into Tuesday.
Strong southeast winds will reach speeds up to 80 km/h over parts of Greater Victoria, especially over exposed coastal areas.
On the northern half of the east coast of Vancouver Island, southeast winds will reach speeds up to 80 km/h
The strongest winds will occur during the morning hours on Tuesday and will ease to the 50-70 km/h range in the afternoon.
In exposed Coastal areas of northern Vancouver Island, strong southeast winds will reach speeds up to 100 km/h.
The strongest winds will be during the morning hours Tuesday and are forecast to come down below 70 km/h by early evening.
Environment Canada warns that high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
It also says to avoid wooded areas to prevent injury from falling trees or branches.
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