Greater Victoria has opened its emergency shelter beds as temperatures are expected to drop overnight in the coming days.
— Victoria EWP (@Victoria_EWP) February 8, 2020
Environment Canada has forecasted clear skies and mild weather during the day from Saturday through Monday but temperatures are expected to cool to near freezing overnight. Rain is expected to resume on Tuesday.
It’s not just stormy weather that triggers the city’s Extreme Weather Protocol, Jen Wilde, the regional coordinator for the South Island’s Extreme Weather Response Program. On Friday, it was a wind warning that caused the EWP alert to be activated and on Saturday, it was the cold weather that’s expected overnight.
As of 1 p.m., there were more than 470 shelter spaces available according to the Victoria EWP website.