Brace for winds to hit Okanagan lakes

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the North, Central and South Okanagan

Another wind warning has been issued by the national weather agency.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement that encompasses the North, Central and South Okanagan at 6 a.m., Friday, saying thatan unstable airmass in the wake of yesterday’s front has moved into the southern interior and will create split flow over the Okanagan this afternoon and evening.

“Southerly winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50 are expected over central and northern Okanagan Lake while northerly winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50 will reside over southern Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake and Osoyoos Lake,” reads the statement.

With high water levels in the Okanagan, these winds will generate waves that could lead to shoreline flooding and erosion.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.