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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Canada and its Atlantic waters are threatened by an average of six tropical storms a year, some of hurricane force. Given the devastation caused by the gale-force winds and driving rain that often accompany these extreme events, knowing exactly when and where they will strike is critical.

By collecting and analyzing meteorological data from a variety of sources, experts at Environment Canada’s Canadian Hurricane Centre predict the evolution and potential impact of these powerful storms. This enables them to issue warnings to people in affected areas, so that they can take steps to protect themselves and their property.

Direct access to important hurricane and tropical storm information is available on the Hurricane Centre section of the Environment Canada’s website.

On this site you will find: