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Environment Canada issues wind warning for Greater Victoria

Strong winds forecast from Friday morning to early afternoon
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People brave strong winds along the Ogden Point breakwater during wind warnings issued by Environment Canada Jan. 5. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Just when Greater Victoria residents may have thought the stormy weather was behind them, Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the region.

The weather agency said it expects southwesterly winds around 50 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h, in the majority of the region Friday. Near the Juan de Fuca Strait, things will be a little more severe, with 70 km/h winds gusting up to 90 km/h.

Environment Canada warned that high winds can toss loose objects around and cause tree branches to break.

The winds are forecast to subside by Friday afternoon.

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