Funnel clouds and tornadoes possible in Mississauga and Brampton today


Published June 27, 2023 at 12:29 pm

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Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory about possible funnel clouds and even tornadoes for today (June 27) in Mississauga and Brampton.

“Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today,” Environment Canada said in the advisory issued late this morning.

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms.

And while this weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

“Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous,” Environment Canada’s advisory reads. “They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.”

An earlier, special weather statement said slow-moving showers or thunderstorms are expected today across the region and some areas may receive significant rainfall amounts.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads,” the statement reads. “If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”

Credit Valley Conservation will keep residents posted on any flooding concerns on local rivers. As of noon, no warnings were posted.

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