With the official start to fall just a day away, Canada isn't exactly getting the crisp sunny days we'd been hoping for. Areas nation-wide have been issued weather alerts and it's making one thing clear -- so long summer.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the GTA. Hold on tight everyone, it's going to be a windy one. Gusts this afternoon and evening are expected to reach anywhere from 70 to 80 km/h which is cause for potentially damaging conditions.
The weather statement in effect warns that winds in the area could cause damage to roof shingles and windows. Loose objects outside could also be tossed by the wind and cause damage or injury.
#WEATHER: The GTA and most of southern Ontario are now under a special weather statement from Environment Canada, with strong wind gusts of up to 70 to 80 kph expected Friday afternoon and evening.— CP24 (@CP24) September 20, 2018
This drastic change in weather is due to a cold front sweeping across the region. With the heat and humidity, we've had over the last week, this front rolling in creates the perfect recipe for severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, and possible tornadic development.
The wind doesn't seem to be sweeping through just one spot, either. Areas in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Quebec have also been issued wind warnings.
While eastern and central Canada is anticipating high winds, Banf National Park is actually under a snowfall warning right now. They're expecting anywhere from 10-15 cm.
BC is experiencing rainfall warnings for Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The regions could be seeing as much as 77 mm of precipitation.
With storms brewing from B.C. to Quebec, be sure to check for these important things around the house. They could save you thousands of dollars and a headache: https://t.co/9gc12MvNwv #ONstorm #BCstorm #ABstorm #QCstorm pic.twitter.com/UV2kPlsl7G— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) September 20, 2018
Canadians are always advised to keep an eye on forecasts and alerts issued by Environment Canada in order to be in the know and ensure safety. You can also reach out to them to report severe weather by email or tweet.