Vancouver Island residents can expect strong winds this afternoon.
Environment Canada issued special weather statements for most areas of the Island on Sunday, March 28.
“An intense Pacific cold front will move across the south coast near mid day,” the statement noted, adding that the morning’s strong southerly winds will shift to strong west or northwest winds in the afternoon.
Wind will gust to 70 kilometres per hour in most regions, and up to 90km/h near the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Environment Canada says winds could cause damage to buldings, toss loose objects about, break tree branches and cause power outages.
Winds are expected to ease later Sunday night.