Hamilton

Severe thunderstorm watch ends in Hamilton, but heat warning still on

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Hamilton, saying the city could see winds of up to 110 km/h and large hail. The watch is over, but a heat warning is still in place.

Weather authorities say the weather is supposed to cool down Thursday evening

Possible thunderstorm and large hail coming to Hamilton and Niagara region. (Samantha Craggs/CBC)

Environment Canada has ended its severe thunderstorm watch in Hamilton after a rainy Thursday afternoon, but a heat warning is still in place.

Weather authorities said the city could've seen "nickel to ping-pong ball size hail" and winds of up to 110 km/h. It ended the storm watch at 4:46 p.m.

There is still heat warning in effect though. The forecast stated it would be 30 C in the afternoon and feel like 40 due to the humidity.

"The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors," it said.

The weather agency said conditions should improve Thursday evening.

During a heat warning, the city opens up sites where people can cool down. Open swims at the city's indoor pools are also free. The city says signs of heat exhaustion include "heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin; weak pulse, fainting and vomiting.

"If experiencing symptoms, seek help right away."

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