Severe thunderstorm warning today for Uxbridge, Beaverton

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Published July 13, 2021 at 7:32 pm

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Environment Canada has issued a Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Uxbridge, Beaverton and the rest of northern Durham Region.

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm this afternoon capable of producing very strong, 90 km/hr wind gusts, pea to dime size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is located near Sunset Beach in Niagara Region, moving northeast at 45 km/h. As the storm currently tracks, Beaverton and Georgina Island are particularly threatened.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that if threatening weather approaches to take cover immediately. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Severe thunderstorms can also produce tornadoes.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year, so when thunder roars, go indoors!

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Conditions are also favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and into this evening in southern Durham.

These thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 100 km/h, large hail up to two cm in diameter and heavy rainfall of 50 mm per hour.

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, and/or torrential rainfall.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

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