Extreme thunderstorm look ahead to Ottawa, the Valley


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A extreme thunderstorm watch has been issued for many of Ottawa and its suburbs, however extending to Richmond and Metcalfe.

Setting Canada put out the watch at four:37 p.m. It comes on the heels of a extreme thunderstorm warning issued at four:12 p.m. for plenty of hamlets southeast of Pembroke.

The Ottawa Valley alert warns of “very robust” wind gusts, heavy rain and nickel-sized hail. The warning was directed on the communities of Locksley, Stonebrook, Westmeath Provincial Park, Huckabones Corners, French Settlement, Authorities Street, Kathmae Siding, Greenwood, Decrease Stafford, Meath and Perretton.

The climate workplace reported the storm was shifting south and east of Pembroke at about 25 km/h.

“Take cowl instantly, if threatening climate approaches. If visibility is diminished whereas driving, flip in your lights and keep a protected following distance. Massive hail can injury property and trigger damage,” the warning stated.

“Bear in mind, extreme thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Keep away from areas of the constructing that might be affected by falling particles corresponding to tree limbs.”

Residents within the space are requested to observe Setting Canada on-line for updates.

For extra data: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.