Hail hits P.E.I. but thunderstorm watch now lifted

Jocelyne Lloyd
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Environment Canada has removed a warning for severe thunderstorm conditions on P.E.I.

The weather office had said that storm conditions could also deliver large hail, and  readers on the north shore reporte hail through the mid day.

"Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes," the weather office statement said. "There isn't a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors."

Showers are forcast for the rest of the day.

Saturday is the first official day of summer but it's not looking much more summer-like.

The forecast calls for Saturday to be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon, then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind will be from the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 and becoming light early in the evening. Saturday's high temperature will be 13C.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Recent comments

  • don
    June 20, 2014 - 18:06

    only the start of what mother nature has planned for us down the road. we are killing her fish, farmers wants to drain our fresh water just to make more money, the government cutting down any trees they want and could not care less about the birds etc that lives there. so be ready for more strange weather. i hope you have a emergency kit. and it does not cost hundreds and hundreds of bucks to make one. as they say be preparedness think of white juan, and better still hurricane sandy if you think that can not happen here then you are dead wrong. look at NY,NJ, they thought the same.

  • Bill Meeker
    June 20, 2014 - 12:01

    Your story and captions on the photos seem to suggest that hail is unusual one day before the start of summer. Hail is possible almost anytime when severe thunderstorms are likely. Similarly, thunder and lightning are possible during snow storms. Meteorologists call that thunder snow .