Environment Canada will issue a wind warning when high wind speeds are expected.
- Strong Wind Warning: Winds in the range of 21 to 33 knots (37 to 61 km/hour) create conditions considered dangerous to small vessels.
- Gale Warning: Winds are in the range of 34 to 47 knots (62 to 87 km/hour).
- Storm Warning: Winds are 48 to 63 knots (88 to 117 km/hour) and may be associated with a tropical cyclone.
- Hurricane Force Wind Warning: Winds are 64 knots and above (118 km/hour and above). This does not warn of a current or impending hurricane.