Gusty Friday: Big wind warning as cold front arrives

Mindy Sparks
September 23, 2018

As a result, they have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Sudbury area, which is also under a wind warning.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for both cities Friday, warning that "conditions are favourable for the development of unsafe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain".

The wind is strong enough to damage roof shingles and windows.

The agency expects thunderstorms to develop in the region ahead of a cold front this afternoon.

The winds are then expected to flip around once the cold front moves in and 60 to 70 km/h northwest winds are likely.

The most blustery gales will happen in thunderstorms as a cold front tracks over Southwestern Ontario, the national weather agency says. The advisory comes on the heels of a special weather statement issued for the region that warned of wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. The wind-swept weather will calm down overnight.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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