Environment Canada is asking residents to reach out if they saw any funnel clouds over the Civic holiday.
The appeal follows a long weekend that brought a mixed bag of weather to the region.
Parts of London received upwards of 80 mm of rain on Sunday, but Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada Geoff Coulson tells AM980 the wicked weather started much earlier.
“It was a fairly active long weekend, we did get some good downpours, even a few trees down in the south end of London on Friday in the lead up to the long weekend, and another shot of shower and thunderstorm activity first thing on Saturday morning,” said Coulson. “The airport itself not picking up huge amounts but other parts of the London area did pick up some significant rainfall.”
There were two reports of funnel clouds on Monday: one in the Alvinston area, and another in Newbury.
Environment Canada hasn’t received any reports of those clouds making contact with the ground. If they found tangible evidence suggesting they did, they would be classified as tornadoes.
Anyone with photos or descriptions of the funnel clouds, or any other severe weather, are encouraged to contact Environment Canada by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As for the rest of the month, Coulson expects it will be warmer than normal.
“The general forecast for the month of August expected to be warmer than normal, as we saw for the month of July,” he said. “Overall, precipitation-wise we don’t really have a strong trend at this point, so it does look like we’ll be continuing to deal with these short, localized bursts of intense rainfall during the course of the next few weeks.”