Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Ottawa-Gatineau

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Ottawa-Gatineau area on Friday evening.

Ottawa-Gatineau thunderstorm warnings

The area of Ottawa North-Kanata-Orléans is currently under the severe thunderstorm warning, while the area of Ottawa South-Richmond-Metcalfe is under a severe thunderstorm watch. These warnings come after a major hailstorm hit the region earlier in the afternoon.

Weather Warnings and Watches

Environment Canada issues watches and warnings to alert the public about severe weather conditions.

Watches are issued when conditions are favorable for a severe thunderstorm, while warnings are issued when these storms are imminent.

In this case, the line of thunderstorms moving through the Ottawa-Gatineau area is capable of producing toonie-sized hail, heavy rain, and strong gusts of wind.

According to a report by, Environment Canada has advised people to seek cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. This is to ensure the safety of residents in the affected areas.

Impacts and Precautions

The severe thunderstorms pose risks to both property and personal safety. The toonie-sized hail can cause damage to vehicles, buildings, and crops.

Heavy rain can result in localized flooding and the potential for power outages due to downed trees and power lines. Strong gusts of wind may also pose a risk to outdoor structures and trees.

Residents in the Ottawa-Gatineau area are advised to take the following precautions to stay safe during this severe weather event:

Find shelter in a sturdy building, away from windows and doors.

Secure any loose items, such as patio furniture, that may be blown away by strong winds.

Avoid unnecessary travel until the storm has passed.

Keep updated with weather alerts and advisories from reliable sources.

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