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Environment Canada has issued a ‘Severe Thunderstorm Warning’ for the City of Hamilton.
6:03 PM EDT Thursday 26 August 2021
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.
1:32 PM EDT Thursday 26 August 2021
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and torrential rain.
Hazards: Torrential rainfall possibly exceeding 50 mm. Isolated wind gusts to 90 km/h.
Timing: This afternoon and early evening.
Discussion: Isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon. The main threat with these thunderstorms will be torrential rainfall that may lead to localized flooding, particularly in more urbanized areas and areas of poor drainage. Rainfall amounts of 50 mm or greater are possible within relatively short periods of time. In addition, some thunderstorms may produce wind gusts to 90 km/h.
Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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.
Source: Environment Canada