High winds may impact flights at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport
Published December 16, 2021 at 11:07 am
Strong winds with gusts as high as 90 km/h could impact a number of flights today at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.
Airport officials took to social media this morning to warn travellers of the potential impact and suggest they check the status of flights with their airline or on the Pearson Airport website.
“High winds may impact operations today. Check your flight status…before leaving for the airport. Thanks for your patience as our ground crews work in these challenging conditions to get you safely on your way,” the airport tweeted.
Environment Canada’s latest special weather statement, issued this morning just after 4:30 a.m., warns of strong southwesterly winds today through this evening with gusts between 70 and 90 km/h.
High winds may impact operations today. Check your flight status with your airline or at https://t.co/siQEK1eP2c before leaving for the airport. Thanks for your patience as our ground crews work in these challenging conditions to get you safely on your way. #safetyfirst pic.twitter.com/FagW5303tT
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) December 16, 2021
The strong winds warning is in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
Such high winds can toss around loose objects, cause tree branches to break and local power outages are possible.
Environment Canada says the source of the strong winds that will hit southern Ontario today is a Colorado low that’s moved in from the southwest.
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