A wind warning has been issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre by weather forecasters working for the BC Wildfire Service. (Angie Mindus photo)

Wind warning issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre

BC Wildfire Service weather forecasters predict strong winds

  • Jul. 27, 2017 5:49 p.m.

A wind warning has been issued for the Cariboo Fire Centre by weather forecasters working for the BC Wildfire Service.

West of a line from Young Lake (in the south) to Big Valley (in the north), there is currently a risk of wind gusts to 40 km/h in variable directions. There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms. If thunderstorms materialize, associated wind gusts are expected to reach 60 to 70 km/h. Winds are expected until approximately 9 p.m. Thursday night, July 27.

Winds of this speed will cause an increase in fire behaviour and can cause unstable trees to come down.

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