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,” says Fire Information Officer Natasha Broznitsky.
Winds are expected until approximately 9 o͛’clock tonight, Thursday, July 27.
Winds of this speed will cause an increase in fire behaviour and can cause unstable trees to come down.