Windstorm expected early Wednesday

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Vancouver Island and the west coast, expecting winds of up to 100 to 140 km/hr Wednesday morning.

High winds whipped up the waves in French Creek in December. The mid-Island can expect the same if weather turns bad overnight.

High winds whipped up the waves in French Creek in December. The mid-Island can expect the same if weather turns bad overnight.

Batten down the hatches – there’s a wind warning in effect on Vancouver Island the B.C.’s west coast for Wednesday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning today, estimating high winds of up to 100 to 140 kilometers per hour on Wed., March 2 – and sustained winds of 70 to 100 km/hr.

The north part of the Island is expected to bear the brunt of the worst part of the storm, yet Environment Canada is warning residents that the high winds could spread to other areas quickly.

Wind storms in the region often lead to high waves, damage to trees and power lines – causing power outages.

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