A windy forecast has cancelled some BC Ferries sailings Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media File)

A windy forecast has cancelled some BC Ferries sailings Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media File)

UPDATE: Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen sailings expected to resume Tuesday evening

The 3 p.m. sailing should depart at 4:30 p.m.

The majority of sailings departing Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Tuesday due to windy weather.

The 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sailings both ways between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay were cancelled as strong gusty winds and a fast moving cold front cross the south coast.

The 3 p.m. sailing has not been cancelled, but has been delayed until 4:30 p.m.

BC Ferries issued the service notice in anticipation of adverse weather conditions.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us,” the corporation said in a posted statement. “We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations. We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so.”

An Environment Canada weather alert says strong, sustained southeasterly winds are expected in coastal areas close to the Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait in advance of a cold front crossing the south. Gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible.

Wind is expected to ease after the cold front but it will remain gusty into the afternoon.

Sailing details are updated online.

READ ALSO: Strong winds expected to hit Greater Victoria on Tuesday


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