TORNADO WARNING: Risk of tornadoes in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton

Published May 21, 2022 at 12:45 pm

There is a risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Hamilton

At 12:30 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a very dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing destructive wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain.

1:20 PM EDT Saturday 21 May 2022

Severe thunderstorm warning and risk of tornadoes has ended for:

  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Hamilton
  • Milton

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Elora to Langton, moving east at 80 km/h.

130 km/h wind gusts
Nickel to toonie size hail
Risk of tornadoes

Locations impacted include:
Hamilton, Toronto, Milton, Burlington, Brampton, Oakville, Mississauga, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Erin, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Dundas, Waterdown, Caledon, King City, Aurora, Downtown Toronto and Rockwood.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Large hail can damage property and cause injury.

Widespread and extremely strong wind gusts can destroy buildings with tornado-like damage, flatten large stands of trees and blow vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

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