Southeastern Manitoba under severe thunderstorm watches and heat advisory

By | June 15, 2020

Severe storm warnings are no longer in place for southeast Manitoba on Monday evening.

Parts of southeastern Manitoba are still under heat advisories, as well as severe thunderstorm watches on Monday.

In a public weather alert at 7:49 p.m. CT, Environment Canada meteorologists said severe thunderstorms continue this evening.

The alert warns the storms are capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and lots of rain. Heavy downpour could lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches in effect for:

  • Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake.
  • Pinawa.
  • Pointe du Bois.
  • Lac Du Bonnet.
  • Ste. Rita, Hadashville and Rennie.
  • Elma.
  • Shoal Lake Reserves.
  • Buffalo Point Reserve and Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.
  • Rural municipality of Piney including Sandilands and Sprague.

The weather agency issues severe thunderstorm watches when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: 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.

A combination of hot, humid weather has also prompted a special weather statement from the agency.

Special weather statements are in effect for the south-central corner of 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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