Heavy rain and damaging winds from Ontario thunderstorms


Severe thunderstorms rolled across portions of southwestern Ontario on Wednesday.


The thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong damaging winds.


After a damage survey in Elora, Environment Canada in collaboration with the Northern Tornadoes Project suggests an EF0 downburst with winds near 130 km/h.


There were also reports of heavy rain:

  • Goderich: 62.6 mm

  • Collingwood: 50.4 mm

  • Wiarton: 42.8 mm

  • Sarnia: 39.9 mm

  • Mount Forest: 37.1 mm

  • Egbert: 29.9 mm

  • Barrie: 26.4 mm

  • Kitchener: 11.0 mm


Flooding due to heavy rain was reported in Listowel and Wingham.


There was extensive tree damage, power lines down and utility outages in Fergus, Elora, Salem, Elmira, and Bornholm.


Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada