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Ottawa Weather: Ottawa could get up to 50mm of rain on Wednesday and Thursday

Ottawa Weather: Ottawa could get up to 50mm of rain on Wednesday and Thursday

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are expected to inundate Ottawa and eastern Ontario with 40 to 80 mm of rain today and Thursday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Ottawa, saying the capital could receive 25 to 50 mm of rain over the next two days. A rain warning is in effect for the area from Belleville to Cornwall, with 40 to 80 mm of rain expected.

“Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl could impact parts of central and eastern Ontario today through Thursday morning,” Environment Canada said in a statement.

“At this time, the heaviest rainfall is expected to remain south of the region where rainfall warnings have been issued. If the weather system moves further north, warnings may need to be extended accordingly.”

Environment Canada says rain in Ottawa will begin around 11 a.m. this morning and continue tonight and into tomorrow. The capital could receive 10 to 20 mm of rain today, with another 15 to 25 mm tonight and 5 to 10 mm on Thursday.

The record for most rainfall in Ottawa on July 10 is 27 mm, set in 1989. The record for most rainfall on July 11 is 39.4 mm, set in 2003.

Temperatures in Ottawa today will reach 24 degrees Celsius, while humidity will make it feel like 31 degrees.

Showers with a chance of thunderstorms tonight. Minimum temperature 18 C.

Showers will continue on Thursday. High 23 C, with the humidex making it feel like 30.

Friday will be cloudy with a maximum temperature of 28°C.

Sunny weather is expected on Saturday with a maximum temperature of 29°C.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy. High 30 C.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are between 27°C and 16°C.


Rain warning

A rainfall warning is in place for the areas of Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Prescott and Cornwall. Rainfall amounts of 40 to 80mm are expected.

According to Environment Canada, the area could experience “downpours” with precipitation rates of 20 to 40 mm per hour.

“Rainfall amounts are likely to vary widely across the region, with some areas receiving more than 80mm of rain, particularly in areas close to the St. Lawrence River,” the weather bureau said. “Rain will taper off to scattered showers by Thursday morning.”