PREPARE FOR A WINDY DAY - AS IN GUSTS TO 80 KM/H - AFTER YESTERDAY'S RECORD RAINFALL

Oct 29, 2015

By Jane Brown

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The rainfall warnings are over, but Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of southern and central Ontario warning that strong winds are expected to develop today. Southwestern Ontario could experience fierce winds of up to 90 kilometres an hour. Here in Toronto and across most of Southern Ontario, expect 80 kilometre an hour gusts.

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia brought up to 55 millimetres of rain to areas near Lake Ontario yesterday and 25 to 40 millimetres to areas further north and northeast. Toronto received 37 mm of rain, which broke the previous October 28th record of 23 mm.

Yesterday’s storm caused minor power outages mainly near Barrie and the Muskoka region and some flight delays and cancellations at Toronto’s airports.

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