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Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Toronto

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DH Toronto Staff Oct 15, 2017 7:45 am 1,780

Hold on to your hats today, Toronto – it’s going to be a windy one.

So much so that Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement to warn against the chances of high winds (gusts up to 90 km/h) this morning before there’s a sharp drop in temperature heading into tonight.

The weather is expected to rebound however, with highs of 20°C forecast for mid-week.

Just be prepared for the wind if you head out today.

Special weather statement

  • City of Toronto

Strong winds are expected today.

Strong southwest wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h will develop later this morning ahead of a sharp cold front. Occasional gusts to 90 km/h are possible, especially in exposed areas near the Great Lakes.

These winds will shift to the northwest with the passage of the front late this afternoon. Northwest wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are expected this evening.

Winds are expected to diminish late this evening and overnight.

The strong winds may cause some tree damage and isolated power outages, because many trees are still in partial to full leaf.

Environment Canada is closely monitoring this situation.

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