A wave of intense Ontario storms swept through the province over the weekend leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
According to The Weather Network, a series of severe thunderstorms hit southern parts of the province from Michigan on Sunday evening, travelling at over 100 km/h.
We had a powerful straight-line wind hit us last night. I was outside when it hit and it was pushing me, and the ra… https://t.co/s2kIx9GY0z— Craig L (@Craig L) 1631535060.0
The fast-moving storms created a variety of dangerous conditions including damaging gusts, torrential rain and quarter-sized hail.
@StormhunterTWN @weathernetwork #ONStorm #onstorm south London 2 mins ago. Hail as well. I’ve never lightning like… https://t.co/T8AILNH3Zt— Salvatore Mammoliti (@Salvatore Mammoliti) 1631500086.0
The heavy downpours caused flood damage in Mount Brydges, a small town outside of London, Ontario.
Flooding and damage in Mount Brydges, west of London. @weathernetwork #ONStorm https://t.co/8QBR0bwKQ1— Mark Robinson (@Mark Robinson) 1631502759.0
TWN also reported that over 25,000 hydro customers lost power as a result of fallen branches and large trees.
Driving south and the lightning is super clear. Just wow. @weathernetwork #onstorm https://t.co/TRWiTVWzeq— Mark Robinson (@Mark Robinson) 1631506120.0
The lightning was so constant that one resident claimed it created a strobe light effect.
#ONStorm I've never seen anything like this before. Like a strobe-light going off in sky, accompanied by constant,… https://t.co/pcMpoOh5pW— j.jardine (@j.jardine) 1631501199.0
There were multiple reports of falling tress throughout the night, with limbs strewn onto roads.
Swath of big time tree damage runs thru north side of Thamesford. Limbs strewn about and many large mature trees to… https://t.co/gwZIqkyUPX— David Piano (@David Piano) 1631504089.0
Driving conditions also looked less than optimal, with gusting winds and heavy rain.
The power behind this storm was epic! #ONStorm #lightning #stormchase @weathernetwork https://t.co/WR3PMgIj2q— Stephanie (@Stephanie) 1631516172.0
More storms are expected this week, with a chance of tornadoes on Tuesday.