Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Montreal

Jul 25 2018, 4:15 pm

The weather in Montreal is continually unforgiving this summer. There are thunderstorms in the forecast for Montreal, and they could be severe.

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

The forecast expects the thunderstorms to develop this afternoon as a heat wave moves through Southern Quebec. The dangerous temperatures will persist through until tomorrow when the downfall is expected to subside.


The Weather Network

Damaging wind gusts of 38 km/h will hit the Greater Montreal area throughout the day and the Humidex index will reach highs of 36°.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” says the weather statement.

“Hail and locally heavy rain are also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.”

The thunderstorm is expected to impact the Greater Montreal area, Châteauguay, Longueuil, and Laval.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Temperatures are expected to remain hot and muggy throughout the workweek.

Be safe out there.

DH Montreal StaffDH Montreal Staff

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