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Strong winds forecast

Gusts to 90 km/h
Winds are forecast to gust to 90 km/h, at times, Sunday.

Last Sunday, it was high wind chill values for the Peace Country.

This weekend, however, it will simply be high winds.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the B.C. Peace extending east into Alberta.

The warning covers Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Chetwynd on the B.C. side and Grande Prairie, Peace River, and Slave Lake in Alberta.

The warning doesn't cover the Williston or Fort Nelson regions.

Forecasters are calling for strong winds of 70 km/h beginning early Sunday and gusting, at times, to 90 km/h throughout the day.

"Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break," states the warning.

Gusty winds will remain in place at least through Monday, but ease somewhat Sunday night to 40 km/h with gusts to 60 km/h.


7 Day Forecast

A few showers


1 °C

Increasing cloudiness then a few showers beginning this evening and ending overnight. Clearing before morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature rising to plus 3 by morning. Wind chill minus 14 this evening.

Mainly sunny


7 °C

Mainly sunny. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 increasing to 70 gusting to 90 in the morning. High 7. UV index 1 or low.

Chance of showers

Sunday night

4 °C

A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness near midnight then 60 percent chance of showers overnight. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature steady near plus 4.



6 °C

Sunny. Windy. High 6.


Monday night

-1 °C

Clear. Windy. Low minus 1.

Chance of showers


6 °C

A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. High 6.

Chance of showers

Tuesday night

3 °C

Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. Low plus 3.

A mix of sun and cloud


10 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. High 10.


Wednesday night

-2 °C

Clear. Windy. Low minus 2.



7 °C

Sunny. Windy. High 7.


Thursday night

-9 °C

Clear. Low minus 9.



-3 °C

Sunny. High minus 3.




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