Take care out there today, as Hamilton is expected to see some exceptionally strong winds through out much of Wednesday.
A weather advisory issued by Environment Canada explains that Hamilton and the surrounding area could see hazardous southwesterly wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour, beginning this afternoon and subsiding early this evening.
The winds will also be accompanied by unseasonably high temperatures, hitting the low to mid double digits today for weather that feels more like what could be expected in March or April.
“High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Motorists, especially in high profile vehicles, may expect hazardous driving conditions on highways subject to strong cross winds,” reads the warning from Environment Canada.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. Avoid wooded areas to prevent injury from falling trees or branches. Campers should move to sturdy shelters.”
Environment Canada only issues wind warnings when the wind presents a significant risk of causing damage.
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