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Ladysmith, BC

Alerts in Effect

Wind Warning

Issued at 16:07 Wednesday 18 May 2022

Gusty southwest winds early this evening.

Locations: East Vancouver Island - Duncan to Nanaimo, Southern Gulf Islands, and Greater Victoria.

Time span: Early this evening.

Hazard: Very strong southwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h.

Remarks: Very strong southwest winds developed today over southern Vancouver Island in the wake of an unseasonably strong low which moved into the BC interior. Southwest winds with gusts to 90 km/h are still possible early this evening.


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 or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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