Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Wind gusts 70 to 90 km/h expected across Greater Victoria

Environment Canada issues wind warning easing off in the afternoon

Batten down the hatches, fall weather is here.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected to last into the early evening in Greater Victoria.

Westerly winds at 60 kilometres per hour, gusting to 90 km/h, are expected in the region ahead of the noon hour as a strong cold front crosses the south coast. The strongest winds will be felt near the Straight of Juan de Fuca.

Environment Canada issued the wind warning Friday shortly before 8:30 a.m. An update at 3:40 p.m. said winds will ease early Friday evening.

The update also warned that loose objects may be tossed by the wind causing injury or damage. High winds could also cause tree branches to break.

READ ALSO: Power outages will hit as storm season arrives



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