Hamilton, Burlington and St. Catharines receive new severe thunderstorm watch


Published September 14, 2021 at 12:06 am

More thunder and lightning are headed toward Hamilton, Mississauga, St. Catharines and other communities close to Lake Ontario.

Environment Canada issued a special weather alert at 11:35 p.m. on Monday night (Sept. 13), that said thunderstorms are speeding east across the region. The storms will contain “frequent lightning and brief heavy downpours with local rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm.”

Thunderstorms occurred in Hamilton earlier in the evening. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible in areas that receive multiple thunderstorms.

Hail and wind gusts to 60 km/h are possible.

The warning is in for the following areas: Burlington, Grimsby, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Oakville, St. Catharines, Welland, and the southern and northern parts of Niagara Region.

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