Stong wind warning definition Canada?

The boating term "strong wind warning" means:

Winds with sustained wind speeds in the range of 20 to 33 knots (37 to 61 km/h).

If you hear that strong winds are in the forecast, unless it's emergency or you have a big vessel, you might want to stay on shore.

Usually we have a general idea when we will take our boats out, so you need to make sure you check the forecast before you head out on the water.

For example, if I plan on going out on my boat on a Wednesday afternoon, I check the marine forecast Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and again early in the morning on Wednesday.

If you want to legally operate a pleasure craft - there's much more to learn about wind speeds.

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Strong wind warning in Canada 


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