Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Toronto, parts of the GTA

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2018

Environment Canada says cooler weather is expected in the middle of the week.

Updated July 16 at 3 p.m.

Environment Canada issued a series of severe thunderstorm warning and watches on Monday for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina, Hamilton, and the regions of Halton and Peel.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa and West Nipissing.

It also warned hail can hurt people and cause property damage.

Additionally, strong winds can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches of trees and overturn large vehicles.

Residents are reminded to stay indoors when there is a severe thunderstorm in the area. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

The mercury is rising on B.C.'s South Coast, triggering a warning from Environment Canada to watch for signs of heat stroke and other weather-related illnesses.

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