Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h.
Nickel to ping pong ball size hail.
Localized heavy rainfall.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to move through the region this afternoon ahead of a cold front. The main hazards with any storms will be wind gusts to 90 km/h and up to ping pong ball sized hail.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Water-related activities may be unsafe due to violent and sudden gusts of wind over bodies of water.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
For more information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/be-prepared-emergency.
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