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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph and area (update: ended)

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Severe thunderstorm watch ended for:
   Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County, Ont. (046420)
   Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo, Ont. (046430)
   Orangeville - Grand Valley - Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
   Caledon, Ont. (046610)

Current details: 
The above alert for your subscribed area has ended.

Original 12:45 p.m. alert:

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:
   Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County, Ont. 

Current details: 
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.

These thunderstorms may be capable of producing very strong wind gusts of 100 km/h, heavy downpours and hail.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

If you hear thunder, then lightning is close enough to be dangerous.

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

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.

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