La Niña singled out Canada for its coldest shot in April
Oak Bay, BC
Alerts in Effect
Wind WarningIssued at 04:28 Wednesday 18 May 2022
Strong southwesterly winds beginning this morning for southeast Vancouver Island.
Locations: East Vancouver Island near and south of Duncan, Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Saturna Island, and Greater Victoria.
Time span: This morning through this evening.
Hazard: Very strong southwesterly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90.
Remarks: An unseasonably strong low pressure system will make landfall on Vancouver Island early this morning bringing strong winds to the region. Southeasterly winds of 40 km/h gusting to 70 are expected ahead of the system. The strongest winds, however, will occur once the cold front passes and the winds shift to southwesterly 70 km/h gusting to 90 late this morning.
Winds will gradually ease below warning criteria this evening but remain gusty overnight.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.