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Environment Canada issues wind alert for Toronto, 70 to 80 km/hr gusts expected

A Canadian flag blows in the wind between bank towers in the heart of the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Banks are making the switch to virtual-only AGMs this week and next amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin.
A Canadian flag blows in the wind between bank towers in the heart of the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Banks are making the switch to virtual-only AGMs this week and next amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto as gusty winds are expected throughout the day on Tuesday.

The weather agency said cold arctic air will bring strong, gusty northwest winds.

“Northwest winds with frequent gusts of 70 to 80 km/h will occur today in the wake of a sharp arctic cold front that blasted across the region last night,” Environment Canada said in a statement on Tuesday.

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They added that the winds are strong enough to cause isolated power outages.

Winds are expected to slowly diminish by the evening, the weather agency said.

The temperature for Tuesday is forecasted to be a high of 3 C and a low of -3 C, with a wind chill of -10 overnight.

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