Southern Ontario Under Weather Watches and Alerts

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Severe Weather across Southern Ontario is happening this afternoon and into tonight
Severe Weather across Southern Ontario is happening this afternoon and into tonight
Severe Weather across Southern Ontario is happening this afternoon and into tonight
Severe Weather across Southern Ontario is happening this afternoon and into tonight

TORONTO – WEATHER – Southern Ontario is under either weather watches or storm warnings.

Conditions in the region are creating the potential for heavy storm activity.

The weather has already impacted people, four individuals playing golf were struck by lightning.  The incident happened on the Bethesda Grange golf course north of Toronto during a severe thunderstorm watch earlier today.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

Severe thunderstorm conditions possible – afternoon to evening.

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. There is also a risk of a tornado.

The threat of severe thunderstorms exists until this evening.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

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