Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Oakville and Burlington

Published June 8, 2021 at 4:07 pm

Residents of Oakville and Burlington might want to be on the lookout for severe thunderstorms today (June 8).

According to a warning recently released by Environment Canada, meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing heavy rain. The cluster of severe thunderstorms is located near Campbellville, moving southeast at 20 km/h.

Environment Canada says the storms will be near Bronte Creek Provincial Park around 4:20 pm and that Hamilton, Burlington, Dundas, Waterdown, Stoney Creek, Carlisle and the provincial park will be impacted.

Rainfall amounts of 50 mm in an hour or less are possible.

Environment Canada says that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, adding that rapidly rising rivers and creeks can sweep away bridges, culverts, buildings, and people. The weather agency also says that lightning can be deadly.

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

UPDATE: Environment Canada says the severe thunderstorm warning has ended

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