Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Montreal

Jul 5 2019, 7:45 pm

Along with yesterday’s heat warning, Montreal is now also under a severe thunderstorm watch.

According to Environment Canada, “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.”

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The alert warns that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on the side of roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds, and/or torrential rainfall.

The alert, issued just after 3:30 pm, is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

The weather agency urges citizens to continue monitoring alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada and to remain diligent while travelling.