UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Hamilton and Niagara regions
Published August 12, 2023 at 11:14 am
UPDATE: As of 11:30 a.m., Environment Canada has ended the thunderstorm warning for Hamilton and Niagara.
Residents in the area should look out for some very stormy weather beginning this afternoon (Aug. 12)
In a special weather statement, Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch that could bring heavy rain, nickel-sized hail and wind speeds of up to 90km/h moving in from the southwest.
“Strong winds may toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, and break branches off trees,” the statement read.
Meteorologists anticipate the rain to stop at some point in the afternoon, before starting back up by the evening.
Environment Canada cautions those in the region to take cover and remain indoors, should the weather conditions worsen.
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⛈️Severe Thunderstorm watches and warnings are in effect this morning.
Nickel sized hail
90 km/h wind gusts
Locally heavy rainfall
— ECCC Weather Ontario (@ECCCWeatherON) August 12, 2023