Special weather statement for strong winds in effect Wednesday for greater Kawarthas region

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected, with possibility of even stronger wind gusts during showers or thunderstorms

Windsock blowing in strong winds on a cloudy day

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of the greater Kawarthas region for strong winds on Wednesday (October 12).

The special weather statement is in effect for Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and Northumberland County.

Strong southerly winds, with wind gusts of 70 to 90 km/h, will develop ahead of a cold front Wednesday afternoon.

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There is also a possibility of even stronger wind gusts during showers or thunderstorms.

Winds will ease Wednesday evening or overnight with the passage of the cold front.

Gusty winds can damage soft shelters, tents, and awnings at outdoor events. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches.