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Wind warning issued for Kingston and the area

Kingstonist file photo.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Kingston and the surrounding areas as of 1:11 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, 2020.

The warning is in effect for Kingston, Odessa, and Frontenac Islands, and advises that west to southwesterly winds gusting to 90 km/h will begin late this afternoon and into this evening. Those in or near these areas should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary precautions.

“Periods of rain are expected to end this afternoon near west of Kingston and late this afternoon or early this evening further east. Local rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 mm are expected by the time the rain comes to an end,” the warning reads. “Strong westerly winds are forecast to develop as the rain ends. Scattered power outages will be possible due to wind gusts late this afternoon and this evening.”

At the same time, Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the Picton and Sandbanks Park areas. This warning advises of strong winds developing this afternoon, as well.

“Wind gusts of 90 km/h will be possible with the strongest winds expected along the shorelines of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The winds will ease tonight,” that warning reads. “There is the potential for scattered power outages due to the strong winds. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur.”

According to Environment Canada’s Marine Forecast for eastern Lake Ontario, waves of two metres building to three to four metres are predicted for early this evening. Waves will then subside to two to three metres near midnight, and then to one and one half metres Tuesday morning.

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