A squall is the rapid onset of strong winds with speeds increasing to at least 16 knots and sustained at 22 knots or more for a minimum of one minute.
A sudden significant increase in, or rapid variation of wind speed. Usually a gust lasts less than twenty seconds.
And of course, wind is the horizontal movement of air in relation to the earth's surface. Wind direction tells where the wind is blowing from. For example, a "north wind" is coming from the north and is blowing towards the south. There are four components of wind that are measured: direction, speed, character (i.e. whether it's a gust or a squall) and shifts.
Source: The Weather Network
Right now, we have a 61 km/h wind blowing from NW with gusts of 76 km/h in Toronto. The crazy autumn's back. Soon will super crazy winter be.