Thunderstorm could drop 50mm of rain over Toronto in just one hour – .

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Thunderstorm could drop 50mm of rain over Toronto in just one hour – .


Toronto could see up to 50 millimeters of rain in a single hour Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto and much of Ontario, warning the city could experience wind gusts of up to 90 km / h. He also said locally heavy rainfall of around 50 millimeters could fall “in an hour”.

“Strong gusts of wind can throw loose objects, damage weak buildings, break tree branches and overturn large vehicles,” the weather agency said. “Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and accumulations of water on the roads. “

At 2:30 p.m., there is a 70 percent chance of showers in Toronto with a risk of a thunderstorm. The risk of rain drops to 60% in the evening.

The city is also under a heat warning, as Toronto is experiencing a high of 26C on Tuesday, feeling like 34C with the Humidex.

The heat warning covers the next three days, with Environment Canada saying hot and humid conditions are expected throughout the week.

“These high temperatures will combine with high humidity to give humidx values ​​close to 40 each day. High temperatures on Friday could also reach the upper 20s with humidx values ​​again approaching 40, ”the warning said.

The weather agency recommends drinking plenty of water and staying indoors if possible.

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