Environment Canada issues special weather statement, calls for strong winds
Waves during a windstorm (Vista Radio Stock Photo)
Batten down the hatches, we could be in for some windy weather later today.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for east Vancouver Island, from Courtenay to Campbell River
It’s also in effect for Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
A deepening low-pressure system is approaching the south coast.
Strong winds are in the forecast and are expected to be hitting us from midday today until early Saturday morning.
Western sections of Vancouver Island from Zeballos to Sooke and southern sections of Victoria are currently under a wind warning.
The low is forecast to approach northern Vancouver Island this afternoon and then track across Vancouver Island in the evening.
Ahead of the low, strong southeast winds up to 70 km/h can be expected over northern sections of East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast this afternoon.
Strong southwest winds of 50 to 70 km/h will affect the Southern Gulf Islands, Inland Vancouver Island, and over southern sections of Metro Vancouver and western Fraser Valley beginning late this afternoon.
Behind the track of the low, strong northwest winds up to 70 km/h are expected to sweep through the Strait of Georgia and may affect western sections of Metro Vancouver near the Strait of Georgia.