The province has issued a wind alert for cottage country north of Winnipeg.

The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba has issued a wind alert for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and southern Lake Manitoba areas. Reports of lake wind-effect are for June 23 and June 24.

Winds could raise water levels between three to five feet. There will also be significant wave action on shorelines.

The province says that property owners should take precautions.