Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Montreal

Jun 18 2018, 7:35 pm

There are thunderstorms in the forecast, and they’re forecasted to 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, and heavy rain.

The forecast expects the thunderstorms to develop this morning as a heat wave moves through Quebec.

The main threat is damaging wind gusts of 20 km/h that could increase to 40 km/h by noon. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 30°C.

“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 Weather Network

Temperatures are expected to drop to 15°C on Tuesday, with a warm stretch continuing through to the middle of the week.

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

Be safe out there!

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