Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria that is expected to last until midday Saturday. (Aaron Hinks photos)

Environment Canada issues wind warning across Greater Victoria

Gusts up to 70 km/hr can be expected

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected to occur or currently occurring in Greater Victoria, according to Environment Canada.

A wind warning was issued on Friday morning that northeast outflow winds will strengthen to 70 km/hr with gusts to 90 km/hr Friday evening as an arctic front moves across the area.

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According to the warning, the wind will ease below warning criteria near midday Saturday but will remain blustery.

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“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,” reads the warning.



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