According to Environment Canada, there’s a wind alert for West Vancouver Island and a Special Weather Statement (gusty winds) for Victoria. Sooke, nestled somewhere in the middle of those two, will see some of that wind.
A low-pressure centre will approach the South Coast tonight and move across Vancouver Island on Tuesday morning. Winds will rise to southeast 70 gusting to 100 km/h over Western Vancouver Island late this evening. Areas of Metro Vancouver near the Strait of Georgia, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands will see winds rising to southeast 30 to 50 km/h gusting to 70 km/h overnight.
The second windy wallop comes on Tuesday as winds abruptly transition from southeasterly to strong and gusty westerlies. Winds will rise to 50 to 70 km/h Tuesday morning for Vancouver Island and spread to the mainland Tuesday afternoon. Widespread higher gusts are possible.
Winds will ease by Tuesday evening as the low moves into the interior.
High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.
Wind warnings like this one issued for West Vancouver Island are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.
A new low-pressure system will cross Vancouver Island Tuesday morning and continue into the interior late in the day.
Some key notes:
- Strong winds will be widespread.
- The exact location of the strongest winds depends on the track and depth of the low.
Please monitor local forecasts for updates. Impacts such as broken tree limbs and power outages are possible.