Western University

Western is operating on a regular schedule.

For Alerts, when listed, click on the Yellow or Red bars in the Weather window to the right for further details.

To access Frequently Asked Questions related to inclement Winter Weather at Western, please see:  http://uwo.ca/winter_weather.html


The University is continuing to monitor the weather. Updates can be found this page through the day.

In monitoring severe weather the following terminology may be a useful guide.

  1. ADVISORY - Actual or expected weather conditions may cause inconvenience or concern but do not pose a serious threat.
  2. WATCH - Conditions are favourable for the development of severe weather.
  3. WARNING – Severe weather is occurring or is highly probable.  Weather warnings may be issued from six to twelve hours in advance.  Severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are sometimes issued as little as one hour or less in advance.  Weather warnings may be issued for thunderstorms, tornados, freezing rain, frost, wind, dust-storm, blizzards, heavy snowfall, winter storms, wind chill.

Weather Siren

Western has a weather siren on campus, to warn community members of tornado warnings or imminent weather emergencies. When the siren sounds, everyone should seek shelter immediately.

What to do when you hear Western's Weather Siren