Severe thunderstorm watch ends for London and Middlesex


A severe thunderstorm watch for a storm system which brought rain showers and gusty winds to the London, Ont. area on the final full day of summer has ended, Environment Canada says.

The watch, issued Tuesday morning, was dropped around 3:30 p.m., according to the national weather service.

Earlier, forecasters had advised residents to be alert for thunderstorms capable of wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h and ping pong ball-sized hail.

Severe thunderstorm advisories were also in place for Elgin, Huron, Lambton, Oxford, and Perth counties.

A special weather statement was also in effect for London, Middlesex, and parts of Huron and Lambton in relation to the storms but was dropped around 12:30 p.m.

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Environment Canada’s forecast for London calls for a few showers with thunderstorms on Wednesday ending late in the afternoon followed by cloudy skies and a high of 27 C, feeling like 35.

Cloudy skies are expected to continue into the evening, with the temperatures falling to an overnight low of 12 C.

The forecast for Thursday also calls for cloud cover and a 40 per cent chance of showers in the morning or early afternoon and a high of 14 C.

Thursday marks the start of autumn, with the season changing over at 9:03 p.m.

For the latest weather advisories visit the website of Environment Canada.

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