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Toronto to experience ‘torrential rain’ on Wednesday as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move into region

Toronto to experience ‘torrential rain’ on Wednesday as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move into region
Toronto to experience ‘torrential rain’ on Wednesday as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move into region

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Toronto and the GTA, with “downpours” expected on Wednesday, with rainfall amounts of 20-40 millimetres per hour at times.

The warning applies to Windsor in the southwest, including the GTA, and extends to the Quebec border in the east and the cottage region in the north.

In the warning issued on Tuesday afternoon, the national weather agency said 40 to 60 millimeters of rain were expected in the region. The rain had already disappeared by Thursday.

“Periods of heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will affect parts of southern Ontario beginning overnight into Wednesday morning,” the warning said.

“While confidence in the exact track of the weather system remains somewhat uncertain, these types of systems have historically produced very high rainfall totals in downpours.”

According to Environment Canada, the amount of rain will vary by region, with some areas seeing more than 60 millimetres of rain.

The rainfall warning comes as much of Ontario is under a heat warning. A high of 30C was expected on Tuesday, but the humidity made it feel more like 37C. The humid conditions are expected to dissipate overnight, but are likely to return on Friday.

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