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Tornado watch issued for parts of Ontario including Newmarket, severe thunderstorm warning


TORONTO, June 13, 2024 – A Tornado Watch has been issued by Environment Canada for several areas of southern Ontario today. Canada’s trusted weather source says, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Right now they are saying the large swath of the province under the tornado watch begins just north of Brampton and North York including Caledon, Vaughan, Orangeville, Collingwood, Newmarket, Muskoka and more.

See the complete list below:


– Angus
– Apsley
– Arnprior
– Balsam Lake Park
– Bancroft
– Bannockburn
– Barrie
– Barry’s Bay
– Baysville
– Beaverton
– Bon Echo Park
– Bracebridge
– Calabogie
– Caledon
– Cobden
– Coldwater
– Collingwood
– Deep River
– Denbigh
– Eastern Algonquin Park
– Fenelon Falls
– Fort Irwin
– Georgina
– Grand Valley
– Gravenhurst
– Haliburton
– Hastings Highlands
– Hillsdale
– Huntsville
– Innisfil
– Kaladar
– Killaloe
– Lagoon City
– Lake of Two Rivers
– Lakefield
– Lindsay
– Mansfield
– Midland
– Minden
– New Tecumseth
– Newmarket
– Northern Dufferin County
– Northern Durham Region
– Northern Haliburton County
– Northern Kawartha Lakes
– Northern Peterborough County
– Northern York Region
– Orangeville
– Orillia
– Orr Lake
– Oxtongue Lake
– Pembroke
– Petawawa
– Peterborough City
– Port Carling
– Port Severn
– Renfrew
– Shelburne
– Southern Dufferin County
– Southern Haliburton County
– Southern Kawartha Lakes
– Southern Peterborough County
– Uxbridge
– Washago
– Western Algonquin Park
– Whitney
– Woodview

Strong winds, thunderstorms hail and heavy rain

In addition to the tornado watch for these areas, ECCC says Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.

Timing for the tornado watch:

This afternoon and early this evening. 


ECCC sats this is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. 

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather Approaches. 

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris. Lightning kills and injures canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! 

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

Emergency management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather Approaches. 

Toronto weather: Risk of thunderstorms

Meanwhile for those in the GTA south of Caledon, Vaughan, Newmarket, there is a “Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. “Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High 28. Humidex 33. UV index 9 or very high. While tonight A few showers or thunderstorms ending near midnight then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Clearing before morning. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low 18.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. 

To report severe weather in Ontario, send an email to onstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm. 

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