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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for northern New Brunswick Sunday

A thunderstorm moves through Fredericton, N.B., on Aug. 10, 2019. Ken MacGillivray/Global News

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for northern New Brunswick on Sunday.

The federal organization said its meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, pea to dime size hail and rain and as a result has issued a warning for much of the northern half of the province.

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Environment Canada is asking that residents be careful as lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

“Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors,” Environment Canada wrote in its advisory.

As of 5:15 p.m., AT only Grand Falls and Victoria County were under a severe thunderstorm warning.

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The warning is used when there are imminent or occurring storms that are likely to produce large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

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