Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Hastings Highlands including Bancroft

Conditions favourable for storms that may include strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain

Severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Monday afternoon (June 22) for Hastings Highlands, including Bancroft.

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

Thunderstorms are expected in the area on Monday afternoon (June 22).

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Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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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