Strong winds expected Wednesday for southern greater Kawarthas region

Wind gusts up to 80 km/h in southern Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes and up to 90 km/h in Northumberland County

Windsock blowing in strong winds on a cloudy day

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the southern greater Kawarthas region for strong winds on Wednesday (November 30).

The special special weather statement is in effect for southern Peterborough County, southern Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

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 a strong cold front.

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The strongest winds are expected near the shoreline of Lake Ontario, where wind gusts up to 90 km/h may occur.

The strong winds are expected to ease Wednesday night.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Isolated power outages possible.