Special Weather Statement In Effect – Very Strong Winds Are On The Way

A special weather statement is in effect. Environment Canada says strong and gusty southwest winds this afternoon will continue into this evening. We will get gusts of 70 to 90 km/h. That’s strong enough to cause tree and building damage. Local power outages are possible. Here is the full statement:

4:47 AM EDT Friday 04 May 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Strong and gusty southwest winds this afternoon into this evening. A deepening low pressure system racing across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay later today will bring some shower and thunderstorm activity, along with strong and gusty southwest winds.

Wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are likely across much of the region this afternoon. As a cold front blasts through Southern Ontario later today, a few higher wind gusts approaching 90 km/h are possible. The wind gusts are strong enough to cause minor tree and building damage. A few local power outages are possible.

Winds will shift to northwest in the wake of the front by this evening, then diminish quickly later tonight as a high pressure ridge moves in.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

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