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:
- Detailed forecasts of the magnitude, path and other important characteristics of existing storms;
- Real-time satellite images;
- Storm-track graphics;
- Tips on how to stay safe;
- Information on the science behind these severe weather systems; and
- Facts and photos from past events.
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