How Strong Winds Can Cause Wildfires Even in Cool Weather

How Strong Winds Can Cause Wildfires Even in Cool Weather

How Strong Winds Can Cause Wildfires Even in Cool Weather

01/19/21

“How can strong winds cause wildfires even in cool weather?”

The advent of cool weather in the winter in Mediterranean climates usually signals the end of wildfires to come. However, if winds are strong enough and the environment is dry enough, then fire-sparking materials such as critical electricity infrastructure can be knocked down and ignite the area. This will lead to fire spreading throughout, eventually snowballing into a wildfire. The advent of climate change will only exacerbate this as weather conditions become even warmer in the winter. This is How Strong Winds Can Cause Wildfires Even in Cool Weather.

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