Sources: Environment Canada, 2017 and the Beaufort Wind Force Scale (an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions on land or sea)

  • High winds are a significant weather hazard that may affect both land and water activities. The effects of the wind (for example, wind speed and materials blown by the wind) can cause injury and damage to persons and property.
  • What to listen for:
    • Wind Warning (Environment Canada parameters): 
      • Sustained winds of 70 km/hr and/or wind gusts of 90 km/hr or more.
      • Wind speed is included in a forecast when the wind speed is greater than or equal to 20 km/hr.
      • Environment Canada may issue a wind warning without a wind watch alert. 
  • Sample Wind Velocity Preparedness Guide.
  • Consult Provincial Sport Organization specific documents for additional information.
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