Toronto could see strong winds up to 80 km/h this week

Toronto and most of southern Ontario will experience high winds on Wednesday, predicts Environment and Climate Change Canada.

In a special weather statement issued for Toronto just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Environment Canada said strong winds will persist overnight. As a strong cold front moves in across the province, the agency predicts westerly winds will gust up to 80 kilometers per hour.

« Strong winds can throw loose objects and break tree branches, » the statement said. « Isolated utility outages may occur. »

Wind gusts can reach up to 90 kilometers per hour near the eastern shores of the Great Lakes, the statement said.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued alerts across most of southern Ontario, including the City of Hamilton, York — Durham and Halton — Peel.

Winds will ease Wednesday evening, the statement said.

The agency asks residents to report severe weather by emailing, or posting reports on Twitter with the hashtag #ONStorm.


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