Parts of southeastern Manitoba are under heat advisories, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday.
In a public weather alert, Environment Canada said meteorologists are tracking the line of storms stretching from Lac du Bonnet north to Bissett and moving east at about 30 km/h, as of 4:45 p.m.
The alert warns thunderstorms are capable of producing strong wind gusts, ping pong ball-sized hail and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:
- Manigotagan Black River Reserve and Hollow Water Reserve.
- Nopiming Provincial Park.
- RM of Alexander including Powerview-Pine Falls.
- Local government district of Pinawa including Seven Sisters Falls.
- RM of Lac Du Bonnet.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or already producing large hail, damaging winds or torrential rainfall.
Environment Canada is advising people take cover immediately when threatening weather approaches and reminding Manitobans that tornadoes are possible during severe thunderstorms.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- RM of Brokenhead including Beausejour and Garson.
- RM of East St. Paul including Birds Hill.
- RM of Springfield including Anola and Birds Hill Provincial Park.
- RM of St. Clements including Grand Beach, Brokenhead and Libau.
- Buffalo Point Reserve and Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.
- RM of Piney including Sandilands and Sprague.
- Municipality of Emerson-Franklin including Roseau River.
- RM of De Salaberry including St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo.
- RM of Hanover including Steinbach, Niverville and Grunthal.
- RM of La Broquerie including Marchand.
- RM of Ritchot including St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe.
- RM of Ste. Anne including Richer.
- RM of Stuartburn including Zhoda, Vita and Sundown.
- RM of Tache including Lorette, Ste-Geneviève and Landmark.
A combination of hot, humid weather has also prompted a special weather statement from the agency.
Special weather statements are in effect for south-central Manitoba, including Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Carman, Morris, Morden, Winkler, Altona and the Interlake region, as temperatures are expected to soar above 30 C in the coming days.
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