Damaging winds are expected across Greater Victoria including the Southern Gulf Islands starting Monday (Feb. 13) afternoon.
With the highest winds expected near the Juan de Fuca Strait, residents can expect westerly winds at 70 km/h, gusting to 90 km/h, according to Environment Canada.
Both coasts of Vancouver Island can expect windy conditions, diminished from southern expectations, with predicted winds of 50 km/h gusting to 70.
Blustery conditions are expected to ease through the night.
Environment Canada reminds residents high winds can cause damage, power outages and fallen trees and branches.
Due to the wind warning, BC Ferries is advising travellers that it may cancel afternoon sailings due to adverse conditions.
Between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, the 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m. sailings in both directions are in jeopardy.
Some sailings between Tsawwassen and the Southern Gulf Islands could also be cancelled.
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The Salish Raven is also operating 20 minutes behind schedule between Swartz Bay and Sturdies Bay, due to an earlier inability to crew the vessel, which BC Ferries said has since been resolved.
For more on the current ferry conditions, go to bcferries.com/current-conditions.