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Batten down the hatches — windy weather to hit the Southern Interior

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September 06, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Some blustery weather is expected to roll into the Southern Interior tonight, so batten down the hatches.

Environment Canada extended a far-reaching special weather statement for winds that could affect the South Thompson, Nicola, Similkameen, Okanagan, Shuswap, Boundary, Shuswap, Boundary, and North Thompson.

"Following an abrupt change in weather conditions across the prairies this weekend, a strong ridge of high pressure will build over northern B.C. and spread southwards on Sunday night," Environment Canada states.

"Northerly wind gusts upwards of 60 kilometres an hour are possible through many of the valleys in the southern interior beginning overnight on Sunday. While wind gusts of this magnitude are not out of the ordinary, people out enjoying the waterways or campgrounds this Labour Day weekend should be prepared for any sudden increases in wind."

Winds will likely peak Monday morning, however gusty conditions may prevail throughout the day.

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