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Severe thunderstorm, tornado warnings lifted in southern Manitoba

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were in place across southern Manitoba Monday night. Iris Dyck / Global News

Severe thunderstorm warnings that were in effect for several parts of southern Manitoba have now been lifted, according to Environment Canada.

A tornado warning was also issued for the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne, but ended shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

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The severe thunderstorm warnings were in place for several areas Monday night, including the the City of Winnipeg, Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands, Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild and Carman.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are likely to produce large hail, torrential rainfall and damaging winds.

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“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,” Environment Canada’s website stated.

“Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.”

Severe thunderstorm watches are in place across much of southerneastern Manitoba.

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