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Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Toronto, Environment Canada says | CBC News



A severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto ended on Wednesday night, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada says it issues severe thunderstorm watches when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

Areas north of the city were under severe thunderstorm warnings for hours on Wednesday as a cold front passed over Ontario.

As of 10:30 p.m, a severe thunderstorm warning was still in place for Haliburton and Minden and southern Haliburton County.

In the warning, Environment Canada said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to toonie size hail.”

The federal weather department added: “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.”

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