Beryl remnants bring heavy rain, thunderstorm risk to Quebec, flooding possible

Rainfall warnings are in effect as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move through Quebec

Having travelled thousands of miles across the United States, Beryl, now a post-tropical depression, has lost some of its initial power. The former hurricane, however, remains abundant with moisture and is bringing heavy rain to parts of Quebec.

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As a reminder, Beryl was the first hurricane of the season, becoming the earliest Category 5 hurricane ever recorded. It caused mass destruction in the Caribbean and Mexico before moving north and hitting Texas as a Category 1 hurricane.

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Heavy rainfall

Between 50 and 100 mm of rain are expected in southern Quebec on Wednesday. Locally, these amounts could even exceed 100 mm. Thunderstorms associated with the warm front could also form in the afternoon and evening, increasing the amount of precipitation locally.

Quebec: Hurricane Beryl remnant rainfall amounts. July 10, 2024

Rainfall forecast through Thursday evening (MétéoMédia/The Weather Network)

The greater Montreal region, Montérégie, Estrie, and Beauce will be the most affected regions, where in addition to the heavy rainfall, thunderstorms may also develop, bringing gusts between 40 and 70 km/h (locally stronger gusts possible).

Updated - Ontario / Quebec thunderstorm risk - July 10, 2024

Thunderstorm risk on Wednesday (MétéoMédia/The Weather Network)

What risks should you watch out for?

The main risk is flooding, particularly in urban areas. Please be reminded to steer clear of flooded areas to stay safe (remember: turn around, don't drown). The flood risk will persist throughout the day on Wednesday, so commuters are urged to exercise caution while driving and be mindful of the possibility of hydroplaning.

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