Environment Canada warns of ‘severe thunderstorms’ in Fraser Canyon

Weather agency says thunderstorms with strong wind, heavy rain and large hail expected

Environment Canada is warning of severe thunderstorms in the Fraser Canyon today, with strong wind gusts, heavy rain and large hail possible.

The warning at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, May 30, stretches from the Fraser Canyon across Southern B.C. to the Kootenays and close to the Alberta border. The thunderstorms are forecast to develop during the afternoon, and the agency warned of possible heavy downpours and very strong windgusts, as well as lightning.

“Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury,” the alert read.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles…Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.”



emelie.peacock@hopestandard.com

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