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Environment Canada forecasts wind gusts of up 80 km/h heading for Toronto
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Environment Canada forecasts wind gusts of up 80 km/h heading for Toronto

Environment Canada has issued a special Weather Statement for Toronto and the surrounding area. Strong wind gusts are expected across the city on Wednesday.

According to the agency, A cold front is moving through southern Ontario Strong winds gusting between 70-80 kilometres an hour will blow through the area starting Wednesday afternoon and lasting into the evening.

Environment Canada stated that strong winds could cause power outages and that tree branches could be damaged by the pressure.

Motorists are advised not to drive in the extreme winds because of the changing road conditions.

Other areas in the GTA are also affected by the same weather warning, including the Peel, Halton, Durham and York regions. As gusts are expected at speeds of up to 90 km/h, several areas, including Niagara, Kingston, Prince Edward County, are under wind warning.

On Wednesday, Toronto’s temperature will hover between 2 to 4 degrees Celsius before dropping below zero in the evening.

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