Toronto Winds Will Be So Strong Today That It Will Be Hard To Walk

There is a weather alert set for most of the province.
Toronto's Wind Storm Will Be So Strong Today That It Can Cause Power Outages

Hold on to your hats, Toronto, because extreme winds will be ravaging the city throughout Tuesday. According to Environment Canada, Toronto's wind storm will be so strong that it may cause power outages. The northwesterly air will be travelling at speeds between 70 and 80 kilometres an hour throughout the day. 

The GTA, as well as surrounding areas in southern Ontario, are under a Special Weather alert from Environment Canada. This includes Hamilton, Waterloo, Barrie, Niagara Falls, Halton-Peel, Huron-Perth, Grey-Bruce, and York-Durham, which can all expect to feel stronger than normal winds throughout Tuesday. These strong gusts are expected to peak Tuesday afternoon, according to The Weather Network and will gradually cease by the evening.

According to How Stuff Works, these winds will be so strong that it will actually be hard to walk. 

In fact, winds of around 72 kilometres an hour can knock you off your feet if you are around 100 pounds.* Northern Ontario will also be experiencing the windchill, and some areas will get an unseasonal snowfall to go along with it, The Weather Network predicts. Up to 20 centimetres of snow could fall around the area of Fort Hope, and the GTA can expect to see some small flurries. It looks like there are already scattered power outages throughout Ontario.

The Kawartha Lakes area has 324 customers affected as of 9:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Hydro One. The areas around Hunstville, Ontario have 393 affected customers this Tuesday. 

TWN predicts that the winds will taper off, but Wednesday is supposed to bring freezing temperatures, and Toronto will be sitting at a frigid daytime high of -1 C. 

It seems that Ontario's spring weather isn't here just yet.  

Lake Huron and Georgian Bay areas can expect the winds to bring flurries and snow along with them. The windchill will make temperatures below freezing in these areas as well. "Daytime highs for parts of southern Ontario will struggle to break the freezing mark. Northern Ontario will see sub-freezing daytime highs," Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg says.

Luckily, Toronto can expect some warmer temperatures this weekend. 

According to the 14-day forecast, Friday will bring mainly sunny weather with a high of 10 C. 

*This article has been updated. 

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