Robust winds could have an effect on ferry sailings

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BC Ferries vessel. (Mike Patterson, Vista Radio employees)

Robust winds are anticipated on Vancouver Island in the present day from the Cowichan Valley north to Campbell River as a chilly entrance strikes throughout the south coast.

Setting Canada says an intense Pacific chilly entrance is crossing the area and winds gust of as much as 70 kilometres per hour are within the forecast.

Robust southerly winds will shift to sturdy west or northwest winds this afternoon.

Meteorologists say the winds will ease later tonight as a ridge of excessive stress builds over the area.

BC Ferries warns the winds could have an effect on the next routes:

Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and the Southern Gulf IslandsTsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria)Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Duke Level (Nanaimo)Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) and Departure Bay (Nanaimo)

The excessive winds could trigger energy outages.

For updates on ferry crusing cancellations, you possibly can test the BC Ferries web site.

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