Severe thunderstorms in U.S. could impact flights at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario

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Published May 27, 2024 at 8:15 am

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A band of severe thunderstorms could impact flights out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario.

Severe thunderstorms are expected Monday (May 27) afternoon and evening across parts of the lower Great Lakes, mid-Atlantic, and southeast, U.S, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

Depending on the severity, the storm system could delay or cancel flights.

“Our specialists are monitoring a band of thunderstorms moving across the U.S. that may impact flights at airports along the U.S. eastern seaboard,” Pearson Airport said in a post on X this morning. 

As of 7 a.m., operations were running smoothly at the airport.

Today, there are 490 total scheduled departures and 484 total scheduled arrivals with airlines cancelling under one per cent of today’s departures and one per cent of today’s arrivals, according to Pearson Airport. 

There is also a risk of thunderstorms in the GTA beginning this morning and afternoon, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Environment Canada is also forecasting 15 to 25 mm of rain today.

 

Lead photo: Johannes Plenio

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