According to Environment Canada, there are weather warnings for the Greater Victoria and West Vancouver Island regions, as follows:
Snowfall warnings for the Greater Victoria and West Vancouver Island regions
Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.
Widespread 10 to 20 cm with localised 30 cm accumulations for southern Vancouver Island today and tonight.
Convective flurries have given localised snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm today.
A low-pressure centre will approach Vancouver Island tonight. Snow will intensify during the night. A further 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall over southern Vancouver Island by Wednesday morning.
The snow will ease on Wednesday morning.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
A deep low pressure system will cross Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Ahead of the low, southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h will develop in Greater Victoria early in the evening and spread to the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo, southern sections of Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast later in the evening.
Winds will shift abruptly to the southwest late overnight or Thursday morning in the wake of the low with gusty winds.
Winds will ease Thursday morning.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. 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.