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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to hit Toronto

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in Toronto.

Key Takeaways:

  • Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Toronto and the surrounding areas, stating that “heavy rainfall” and thunderstorms are possible.
  • As per Environment Canada, there is some uncertainty about the direction and timing of the cold front, which will affect the exact timing and overall rainfall amounts.
  • Thunderstorms may produce poor vision and water ponding in low-lying areas and areas with inadequate drainage.

Environment Canada has emitted a special weather warning for Toronto and the surrounding areas, warning of the possibility of “heavy rainfall” and thunderstorms.

According to the weather service, the rain will begin Monday night and last until at least Tuesday evening.

“As a cold front comes from the west, showers and thunderstorms are anticipated to spread across the region,” Environment Canada warned.

Rainfall quantities range from 25 to 50 mm, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorm-prone locations.

In the aforementioned cold front trail, the rain should quit falling by Tuesday evening at the earliest.

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According to Environment Canada, there is some ambiguity about the cold front’s path and timing, impacting the exact timing and overall rainfall quantities. If necessary, rainfall warnings may be issued.

Other locations affected by the special weather declaration include the regions of Hamilton, Halton, and Peel, Niagara, York, and Durham.

Temperatures in the Greater Toronto Area are currently hovering around 20 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures are predicted to plummet to the low tens Tuesday night before gradually rising on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in Toronto.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected in Toronto. Image from CP24 News

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority issued a Watershed Conditions Statement on Monday in response to Environment Canada’s proclamation, warning that the rain might cause flooding in GTA rivers.

“The combination of slick and unstable banks and rising water levels might create hazardous circumstances near rivers or other bodies of water,” the TRCA said.

Heavy rains from thunderstorms might also cause poor visibility and water ponding in low-lying areas and locations with poor drainage, according to the TRCA.

Individuals are encouraged to avoid water-related recreational activities. They use caution if they find themselves near a river, stream, or Lake Ontario during the Watershed Conditions Statement, which is anticipated to end on Wednesday.

Source: CTV news

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