Special Weather Statement issued as strong winds expected

James Marshall
September 22, 2018

A cold front is on the way and will bring with it strong winds this afternoon with the risk of thunderstorms developing this evening. Winds will then diminish overnight.

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles".

"Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions", the agency said.

For Saturday, expect mixed skies clearing near noon, northwesterly winds at 20 km/h becoming light, a high of 15 C and low of 6 C. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

Strong southwesterly winds - up to 80 kilometres per hour - are in the forecast Friday and will close in on the region starting in the afternoon or early evening, Environment Canada says.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex counties.

Much of southern Ontario and Quebec are experiencing severe weather today. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Wind gusts up to 100 km/h will be possible. Huron-Perth is under a wind warning. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors".

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