Severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto has ended


    Surroundings Canada says a warmth warning nonetheless stays in impact for Toronto after ending a extreme thunderstorm watch for town early Monday night.

    Humidex values are anticipated to achieve 40 as a “warmth occasion” within the metropolis is predicted to proceed all through the night, the climate company stated.

    A chilly entrance is predicted to maneuver by way of the Toronto space later within the night, bringing an finish to the warmth occasion. 

    Mark Schuster, a senior meteorologist for Surroundings Canada who’s based mostly in Toronto, stated Monday the nice and cozy air that has introduced the warmth and humidity to Toronto is from america.

    The chilly entrance is what introduced the danger of thunderstorms, he added.

    Severe thunderstorm warning additionally ended

    The town was additionally beneath a extreme thunderstorm warning however that ended late Monday afternoon. The peak of the storm introduced down a number of tree branches in Toronto.

    Practically 2,000 Toronto Hydro prospects in Scarborough are affected by an influence outage that started shortly after three p.m.

    Jean Hilscher stated she anticipated the rain however not the robust winds that got here in Monday afternoon. A number of tree branches had been downed close to her Scarborough dwelling. (Submitted by Jean Hilscher)

    Hydro crews stated the outage is because of broken tools. They had been ready for the rain to clear up to have the ability to use bucket vans to start the repairs. 

    Toronto Hydro stated fallen tree branches brought on one other outage simply earlier than 5 p.m. in north Etobicoke, leaving 600 prospects with out energy.

    The utility firm stated shortly after 6 p.m. that the majority of these affected by that outage in ought to have their energy restored inside two hours, whereas these within the space of Carlson and Attwell drives could be with out energy all night. 

    Toronto’s Pearson Worldwide Airport stated Monday afternoon that the climate impacted flights. Passengers had been requested to test with their airline for delays and cancellations.

    Unsettled climate on its approach

    Schuster stated town ought to see a low of 19 C on Monday night time.

    On Tuesday, the excessive temperature is forecast to be 26 C, with a low of 19 C at night time, and the climate is predicted to stay unsettled with the specter of thunderstorms persevering with. The unsettled climate is as a result of chilly entrance that’s heading to Toronto.

    Surroundings Canada issued a extreme thunderstorm watch and a extreme thunderstorm warning for town on Monday. (James Wilson by way of Twitter)

    On Wednesday, the excessive temperature is forecast to be 25 C, with a low of 17 C at night time.

    Temperatures are forecast to be close to or barely above regular after the chilly entrance strikes by way of.

    Surroundings Canada points extreme thunderstorm watches when storms are prone to produce a number of of the next: massive hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

    Excessive warmth but to interrupt data

    The present warmth warning was first issued on Saturday to focus on the acute warmth on Sunday and Monday, Schuster stated.

    No data had been damaged at Pearson airport as a result of excessive warmth this weekend.

    A warmth warning stays in impact for Toronto on Monday however a chilly entrance is predicted to maneuver by way of town on Tuesday. (Charlie Riedel/Related Press) 

    Toronto residents are urged to maintain cool by not overdoing it exterior whereas the climate stays sizzling.

    “Should you can, attempt to decrease your time outside, significantly between the hours of 10 a.m. and four p.m., that are often the most popular hours of the day,” Schuster stated.

    “And for those who should be exterior, make certain to put on sunscreen and drink loads of water.”

    Spending time in air-conditioned locations indoors can also be a good suggestion, he stated.

    Schuster stated Toronto has had 23 days this summer time the place the temperatures has been 30 C or increased. There have been three such days in Could, 5 in June, 12 in July and three to date in August.



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