Special weather statement issued for high winds

Nellie Chapman
November 16, 2020

On Sunday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for London, Parkhill, Strathory, Komoka and parts of Middlesex County.

It said Saturday that strong winds, gusting up to 90 km/h, are forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening. Power outages are possible, while damage to roof shingles or building windows may occur.

High winds have left some 200,000 people across Ontario without power Monday and forced the closure of three rural schools in the London region after a major windstorm the day before.

There is particular concern about the winds along the shores of the Great Lakes, and in particular the north shore of Lake Erie.

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Batten down the hatches, Environment Canada says strong winds are on the way. "The heaviest rain is expected along a stretch of highway 17 from Thessalon to Espanola".

Much of the area is under a rainfall warning beginning tonight.

After a mild first two weeks of November, Toronto is also in for a cool down. The high will be 6 C.

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