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Environment Canada has issued a ‘Severe Thunderstorm Watch’ for the City of Hamilton.
11:30 AM EDT Thursday 27 August 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- City of Hamilton
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon.
Hazard: Wind gusts up to 100 km/h, nickel size hail and locally heavy rain.
Timing: This afternoon into early this evening.
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. Heavy downpours are likely to 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