Wind warning between 60 and 80 kilometres an hour in Greater Victoria for Dec. 11. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Week of rain expected for Greater Victoria

Wind warning also in effect for much of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is calling for a week of rain, as the wet weather began pouring down Tuesday morning in Greater Victoria.

From Dec. 11 to Monday Dec. 17, rain is expected for Victoria although it might not be constant. Thursday is expected to see periods of rain while Friday will see showers.

The temperature is rising, as Thursday, Friday and Monday see a high in the double digits. So far, Environment Canada predicts the coolest low of the week to be a low of 4 C on Tuesday evening.

READ MORE: Environment Canada issues wind warning to much of Vancouver Island

A wind warning is also in effect for Greater Victoria. Southeasterly winds of 60 to 80 kilometres per hour are expected to hit most inner coastal areas, but are expected to ease this afternoon. Winds near Juan de Fuca are described as strong westerly winds potentially reaching 70 kilometres until Wednesday morning.

“Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds,” Environment Canada’s wind warning states.

READ MORE: Strong winds expected to hit north, west Vancouver Island


@KeiliBartlett
keili.bartlett@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Environment Canada weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

University of Victoria chemist works to create at-home COVID-19 test

The test uses a sample of saliva, results are then read by an app

Monday rings in partial return of school across Saanich Peninsula

Saanich School District reopening of schools comes with revised health measures

Sketch outside, connect with nature through Bateman Foundation program

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

B.C. Conservation kills bear in Langford amid growing problem of habituation

Officer demands garbage lockdown for residents in bear territory

Langford Legion hesitantly re-opens with new hours

President says doors open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Parent, superintendent, trustee report smooth return to classrooms in B.C.

The biggest challenge is convincing families that it’s safe, some say

Vancouver Island grizzlies: moving in, or just passing through?

Lack of data makes seeming increase in grizzly sightings on the North Island an open question

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

Most Read