A 'weather bomb' expected to hit Montreal on Sunday

Oct 27 2017, 2:40 pm

Get ready for plenty of rain and wind because a “weather bomb” will be hitting Montreal this Sunday.

In case you’ve never heard of the term, a “weather bomb” is a phenomenon that occurs when warm and cold air collide.

“A weather bomb is a rapid and intensifying storm,” Alexandre Parent, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, told Daily Hive.

Parent says that areas north of the St. Lawrence River could see up to 125 mm of rain with high winds.

In Montreal, heavy rain will start early Sunday morning and will continue until Monday morning.

“The wind and rain intensity are forecasted to pick up,” said Parent, adding that Montreal receives up to 30 to  60 mm of rain in a 36-hour window. Winds will reach up to 50 to 70 km per hour.

Although the storm will ease off on Monday, Parent said that winds from the west bringing dry and cold air will pick up.

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