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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for GTA


TORONTO, June 15, 2022 – The weather alerts continue this week as another Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) placing Toronto and the surrounding GTA under a severe thunderstorm watch.

ECCC says, “Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.”

Canada’s trusted weather source says the thunderstorms could include wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h, as well as nickel to ping pong ball-sized hail.

According to ECCC the thunderstorms are expected to develop “early this afternoon with the potential for quick intensification as they progress eastward. The risk for severe thunderstorms should diminish by late afternoon.”

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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