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Cape Bretoners ride out Canada's strongest winds with epic storm parties

The ‘Les Suete’ winds can blow for days, so there’s nothing else to do but celebrate together.

The ‘Les Suete’ winds can blow for days, so there’s nothing else to do but celebrate together

Cape Bretoners ride out Canada's strongest winds with epic storm parties - Wild Canadian Weather

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The ‘Les Suete’ winds can blow for days, so there’s nothing else to do but celebrate together. 2:16

On Canada's east coast, winds blowing off the Atlantic can reach incredible speeds. They are the strongest winds in the country and have been recorded at 233 km/h! 'Les Suetes,' as they're known by the locals, make normal life impossible.

120km/h, that's not a big deal, but when it starts getting to 150km/h, the dishes in the cupboard are rattling.- Robert Deveaux

When the gales are gusting this strong, the best option is to hunker down and throw a party. But Les Suetes can sometimes blow for days, so "you have to make sure that you only invite people you like," says Robert Deveaux. "There is a real possibility that they might stay for a few days!"

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