Environment Canada confirmed Monday that a tornado has formed the day before, near Saint-Sébastien, Montérégie, after the passage of a major depression to be a stormy one.
The vortex touched down in the middle of a field and has, therefore, caused no damage. By doing this, Environment Canada is not able to assess the strength of this second tornado observed in Quebec since the beginning of the summer.
The first tornado formed in the middle of the day of the festivities of the national Holiday, on Wednesday last, in the vicinity of the lake northern Pike, Lac-Saint-Jean.
The region of Granby and its surrounding area was hit by thunderstorms, on Sunday. Up to 60 millimetres of rain fell on the city in less than an hour, causing a significant runoff and flooding. Hail also fell on the head of the region’s citizens.
Funnels cloudy, who failed to touch the ground and, therefore, to obtain the title of a tornado, have also been observed, notably in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and in Henryville, in Montérégie.
Funnels cloudy have also been observed in Henryville.
Storms have hit all around Montreal, Sunday. In addition to the Montérégie, the eastern Townships, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Mauricie and the Laurentides wildlife reserve have also had their share of severe weather.
Quebec, however, is not the only one who had a right to, and the weather is stormy. Another tornado was observed on Sunday, the east side of Rapid City, Manitoba. It has caused some damage and snapped trees.
Some weather stations in the province, including that of the Brandon airport, noted that they had received over 150 mm of rain in just 24 hours.