• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain, Hail, & Strong Winds to Quebec


Severe thunderstorms moved across Quebec on Wednesday bringing heavy rain, hail, and strong winds to the southern and central sections of the province.


The thunderstorms were fuelled by a warm and humid airmass that settled in across the province.


Several areas recorded heavy including Farnham which recorded 104 mm. 63 millimetres of which fell in less than an hour. Coaticook received 86 mm of rain, including 60 mm in less than an hour.


Some locations saw hail. In Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville, a strong storm cell produced hail 2.5 centimetres in size.


In Papineauville, in the Outaouais region, and in Girardville, in the Lake Saint-Jean region, hail of 2 to 3 centimetres in diameter has been reported. Hail of about 2 centimetres was reported in Saint-Pie, in the Montérégie region.


Hail one centimetre or less in size was reported in Orford, in Saint-Francois-de-la-Rivière and in the Greater Montréal area.


In Sainte-Julienne, in the Lanaudière region, and in Saint-Armand, near the US border, strong wind gusts have uprooted trees and broken tree limbs, causing road closures. Strong winds also brought down trees in the Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville area.


Based on ECCC Data


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