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Severe thunderstorm watch lifted (update)

Rapid development of thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon
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***The severe thunderstorm watch has ended for Waterloo Region, as well as Guelph and Stratford***

NEWS RELEASE
ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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12:08 PM EDT Monday 03 September 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and torrential rain.

Rapid development of thunderstorms possible this afternoon in the region. Wind gusts to 90 kilometers per hour and torrential downpours are the main hazards.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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