Update Friday, July 13: Strong winds are no longer anticipated for 100 Mile House.
Environment Canada updated a special weather statement early Friday morning removing the area from the alert. The statement still remains in effect for Shuswap, West Columbia, South Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan, and Nicola regions.
Original Story Thursday, July 12: Recreational boaters in the South Cariboo are encouraged to re-visit their boating plans for Friday afternoon and evening.
Environment Canada issued a weather alert stating that wind gusts are expected ahead of a vigorous cold front that’s anticipated to sweep across the Interior.
“The further south you go in the Interior is where the strongest winds will be felt,” says meteorologist Lisa Erven.
“Winds are going to start picking up Friday afternoon. They’ll start to intensify late in the afternoon early evening period for the 100 Mile House area, and then those moderate to strong winds are going to continue at least through midnight and perhaps the overnight period.”
Strong southwest winds with gusts up to 60 km/h are expected ahead of the front Friday afternoon with stronger northerly winds with gusts up to 70 km/h or more once the front passes Friday evening.
Williams Lake and Quesnel according to Erven will experience much a less windy day with northerly afternoon winds gusting to 40km/hr.