Wind warnings issued for Greater Victoria, western Vancouver Island

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Get ready for gusts up to 100 km/h: Wind warnings issued for Greater Victoria, western Island

Posted: Feb. 19, 2023 4:49PMBrace yourselves, Vancouver Island: a powerful low-pressure system will get the week off to a windy start.for the west and south coasts of Vancouver Island, with Environment Canada urging residents to prepare for gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour beginning Monday.

The powerful winds are expected to be the result of a low-pressure system moving from the Gulf of Alaska into central B.C., which will then lead to westerly winds over B.C.’s South Coast Monday night. In Greater Victoria, westerly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 100 are expected near the Strait of Juan De Fuca, while western Vancouver Island will experience northwesterly winds of 80 km/h gusting to 100. Both regions will see winds ease by Tuesday morning as the winds move further inland.

People on the west and south coasts of the Island should be aware of possible dangers such as power outages and fallen tree branches, Environment Canada said in its warning. Events with outdoor tents and awnings should be closely monitored in order to prevent any damage caused by the gusty winds. Environment Canada is asking residents to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts and to report any severe weather to


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