In addition to the rainfall warning issued earlier Monday by Environment Canada, the federal weather department is now warning of strong winds anticipated for the Greater Victoria area.
“As the front passes, strong southeast winds will shift abruptly to the southwest with gusts to 90 km/h,” according to the weather alert statement.
These high winds are expected to continue until Tuesday morning and may toss around loose objects of cause tree branches to break.
[HIGH PRIORITY] WIND WARNING IN EFFECT Issued for Victoria [Updated: Oct 16th 14:39 PDT] https://t.co/oa82VgfGjo
— Victoria Weather (@wxVICTORIA) October 16, 2017
The earlier rainfall warning is for most of Vancouver Island where up to 100 mm of rain is expected to fall in some areas.
Another storm is also expected to hit the island on Wednesday, bringing with it another round of high winds and heavy rain.