Alerts for: Antigonish County


12:17 PM ADT Thursday 16 August 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Antigonish County

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms causing heavy downpours of rain, possible hail and strong gusts this afternoon. The threat will end late this afternoon in Cape Breton and early this evening over Mainland Nova Scotia after the passage of a cold front.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.


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