Environment Canada issued a tornado watch Sunday for parts of central and northeastern New Brunswick.
Alerts were issued shortly after 3 p.m. in the following regions:
- Fredericton and Southern York County
- Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville Area
- Woodstock and Carleton County
“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes,” said Environment Canada on its website. “Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible.”
The weather agency reminds residents to be prepared for severe weather and find shelter immediately if threatening weather occurs.
Environment Canada says tornado watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes.
All regions of New Brunswick, except for the southeastern area, are also under a severe thunderstorm watch.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS AND WATCHES 🌪️⛈️ ⚡HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND/OR EXTENDED IN NEW BRUNSWICK. #nbstorm
Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
— ECCC Weather New Brunswick (@ECCCWeatherNB) May 22, 2022