Environment Canada advises GTA residents to look out for funnel clouds
TORONTO – Rain and thunderstorms are moving across the region, and Environment Canada is advising people across the GTA and parts of southwestern Ontario to be on the lookout for funnel clouds.
Funnel clouds were already reported in Wheatley and Leamington and the weather agency said that there is the possibility of further development across the areas.
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The funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. Though not normally a danger on the ground, there is the possibility that it could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.
Landspout tornadoes are not associated with large-scale thunderstorms.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Plevna, Sharbot Lake and Western Lanark County in eastern Ontario at 4:20 p.m. as the storms move across the region.
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