A Severe Weather Watch is in Effect for Mississauga


Grab a jacket and take cover.

Don’t plan to spend too much time outdoors today, as you could get caught in some inclement weather.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts,” reads the watch issued at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

“Conditions will become favourable for severe thunderstorms to develop this afternoon as a cold front moves through.”

The main threat: damaging wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

“Hail and locally heavy rain are also possible,” according to the weather agency.

Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

Life hack: When thunder roars, go indoors!

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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