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Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring downpours to Ottawa-Gatineau

Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring downpours to Ottawa-Gatineau
Remnants of Hurricane Beryl could bring downpours to Ottawa-Gatineau

The tropical storm that is ravaging parts of the Caribbean and Texas could bring torrential rain to eastern Ontario and Gatineau later this week, according to Environment Canada.

On Monday afternoon, the agency issued special weather statements, warning that rain from Hurricane Beryl could begin locally Tuesday night or Wednesday and last into Thursday.

Rainfall can sometimes reach 20 to 40 mm per hour, with locally even more than 50 mm.

While there is little confidence in the exact track of the weather system, such systems have experienced very high rainfall in the past, the agency said.

This map shows the weather forecasts (grey) and warnings (red) in effect for parts of Ontario and Quebec until 5 p.m. on July 8, 2024. (Environment Canada)

Rainfall warnings may be issued as confidence in the system’s track increases.

Beryl passed the Caribbean last week and became the first storm to develop into a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm hit Texas as a Category 1 hurricane around 4 a.m. local time on Monday, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.