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'Conditions favourable' for funnel clouds this evening, says Environment Canada (UPDATE: Alert back on)

Funnels have been reported within showers in the area, says Environment Canada
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UPDATED: 8:23 p.m. Environment Canada has reissued a weather advisory for funnel clouds.

UPDATED: 8:03 p.m. Environment Canada has ended the funnel cloud alert.




Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds this evening.

Funnels clouds have been reported within showers in the area. These showers are expected to weaken later this evening reducing the possibility of more funnel cloud development.

These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

If conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued by Environment Canada.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.