17 regions of Quebec are under severe thunderstorm watch with risk of tornadoes

The weather in Quebec does not look too good! If you were expecting hot and humid days for the summer, think again because Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for 17 regions of the province.

In addition to heavy rain and thunderstorms, Environment Canada has also indicated the possible risk of tornadoes forming, so here’s everything you need to know.

“Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes this afternoon. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible. This is a dangerous situation that can cause fatal injuries,” warns Environment Canada in its alert.

Here are the areas under storm watch:

  • Beauce
  • Charlevoix
  • Drummondville – Bois Francs
  • Estrie
  • Upper Gatineau-Lièvre-Papineau
  • Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup-Trois-Pistole
  • Lachute – Saint Jerome
  • Lanaudiere
  • Laurentians
  • Mauricie
  • Montmagny – L’Islet
  • Metropolitan Montreal – Laval
  • Mont-Tremblant Park – Saint-Michel-des-Saints
  • Quebec
  • Temiscouata
  • Richelieu Valley – Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Vaudreuil-Soulanges-Huntingdon

In the event of a tornado, Environment Canada has listed what to do to stay calm and stay as safe as possible.

“Go indoors, to the lowest level room, away from windows and exterior walls, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell, or interior closet. If you are in a vehicle, mobile home, tent, trailer, or other temporary shelter, take shelter in a sturdy building if you can. As a last resort, lie down on the ground in a low place and protect your head from flying objects. “, says the government.

According to MétéoMédia, the winds could reach up to 70 km/h in certain regions of Quebec. In addition to the risk of thunderstorms and tornadoes, the province should expect a lot of rain on Monday.

The Weather Network also said “Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes this afternoon. High winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.”

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