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Rainfall warning issued for southern Ontario due to remants of Hurricane Beryl

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Torrential downpours expected

Southern Ontarians should expect to put any major outdoor activities on hold on Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl are expected to move through the province, delivering heavy rain all day. At 6:59 PM EDT Tuesday 9 July 2024 Environment and Climate Change Canada has officially issued rainfall warnings and special weather statements for all regions acorss southern Ontario.

According to the weather statement, there is a “potential for heavy rainfall due to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl Wednesday and Thursday. Beryl ripped through the southern U.S., leaving at least eight dead in Texas and Louisiana, after wreaking havoc in the Mexico and parts of the Caribbean.

With this heavy rain, the Toronto area residents are being to told to expect torrential downpours, with rainfall totals of 40 – 60 mm.

According to ECCC the rainfall rates can be as much as 20 to 40 mm per hour at times.

Timing:

We can expect to wake up to the rain, as it will be beginning overnight or early Wednesday morning, and continuing until Thursday.

Discussion:

Periods of heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will affect portions of southern Ontario beginning overnight or Wednesday morning. These types of weather systems can give very high rainfall rates in torrential downpours.

Rainfall amounts will likely be highly variable across the region, and some areas may receive in excess of 60 mm.

Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, January 2024

Flooding

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office.

Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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

by Terry Lankstead with source notes from Environment Canada

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