After several days of fine weather, rain and thunderstorms hit southern Quebec on Tuesday, causing significant damage in the Cap-Rouge area.
Strong winds brought with them objects, such as trampolines, and several trees fell. There were also hailstones, said Jean, a citizen of Cap-Rouge on LCN. Fortunately, the losses were only material.
Already in the early evening, Environment Canada had issued a severe storm warning for the Quebec City region. “There could be gusts of up to 70 to 80 km/h,” said Samir Al-Alwani, meteorologist for Environment Canada. The latter also mentioned the possibility of local damage, such as that observed in Cap-Rouge.
Watches and warnings for severe thunderstorms were issued in the afternoon in several other regions of the province. In Greater Montreal, a thunderstorm line from Gatineau hit. Rain, small hailstones and wind gusts reaching 70 km/h were observed, Al-Alwani explained.
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