CORNWALL, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of Eastern Ontario for Monday afternoon, June 21.
According to Environment Canada, Cornwall, Alexandria, Brockville, Kingston, and the National Capital Region can expect wind gusts up to 100km/h, hail of up to 3cm in size, and rainfall of between 25-50mm falling in less than an hour.
“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” reads a statement from Environment Canada. “Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! 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, torrential rainfall.”
According to The Weather Network thunderstorms could start in Cornwall at around noon on Monday, before turning into sun and clouds until 4 p.m., when thunderstorms are forecasted to resume until around 7 p.m.
The high temperature for Monday is expected to be around 27 degrees Celsius. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to drop to a high of 16 degrees Celsius.