Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto, "very strong wind gusts" expected

Jul 27 2020, 8:23 am

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the city of Toronto this afternoon.

According to the weather agency, conditions are primed for the development of severe thunderstorms that may bring “very strong wind gusts”  of up to 90 km/h along with it.

“Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road,” the alert reads. “Locally heavy rain is also possible. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

“Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.”

The weather conditions are predicted for portions of Southern Ontario and are expected to last from mid-afternoon into the late evening.

The alert comes as the city remains under a heat warning and temperatures are forecast to reach 30ºC to 33ºC with a humidex value of near 40ºC.

Toronto Heat Warning

Environment Canada

A cold front is also predicted to pass through southern Ontario, moving from west to east on Monday evening, bringing a cooler and drier air mass with it for the following day. The possibility of rain remains.

Wednesday and Thursday will be 27°C and 28°C, with another chance of showers on Wednesday.

Friday will bring the city a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures of around 27°C.

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