Northumberland County enters a thunderstorm watch

Don’t forget your umbrella, a severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for Northumberland County.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
  • Cobourg – Colborne – Western Northumberland County

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

Hazards:

Wind gusts up to 110 km/h
Large hail up to ping pong ball size
Heavy downpours
A tornado is possible

Timing: This evening and overnight.

Discussion: A line of severe thunderstorms along a strong cold front is expected to move southeast across the regions tonight. The cold front an thunderstorms will move to the southeast of the area by early Wednesday morning.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. 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.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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