Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

Jun 18 2018, 10:05 pm

Brace yourselves, Toronto. In addition to our current heat wave, looks like there’s a possible thunderstorm coming.

According to Environment Canada, severe thunderstorms are possible late this morning and afternoon as a cold front moves in from the northwest.

“The main threats are damaging wind gusts of 100 km/h and torrential downpours giving 25 to 50 mm of rain in under an hour,” reads the warning. “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.”

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

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 33°C on Monday, but with the humidex it will feel like 42°C.

During periods of extreme heat, never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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