Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Extreme Weather

Key Messages

  • Climate change projections predict an increase in the number and intensity of precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) events as a result of climate change.
  • At this time we don’t have local data about extreme weather and its impacts because extreme weather events have not been common, more frequent and extreme storms (including winter storms) and flooding have the potential to impact all residents in our region.
  • This infographic from Public Health Ontario describes direct and indirect risks related to extreme weather events and highlights that certain vulnerable populations are at greater risk for negative health outcomes.

Further Reading

For more information on extreme temperature and climate change, see:

Page Last Modified: August 18, 2020.