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Wind gusts up to 80 km/h expected Wednesday

Strong winds will develop Wednesday afternoon and ease in the night, Environment Canada says
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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Strong winds expected Wednesday into Wednesday night.

Strong westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h or 80 km/h are forecast to develop Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening in the wake of strong cold front.

The strongest winds are expected near the shorelines of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, where wind gusts up to 90 km/h may occur.

The strong winds are expected to ease Wednesday night.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.