Special Weather Statement issued for Ottawa


OTTAWA, ON, OCT. 15, 2021 – Get out your rain gear and umbrella if you are planning to do anything outside later tonight or on Saturday. Environment Canada at 16:43 Friday, 15 October 2021 has issued a Special Weather Statement for heavy rains to hit the Ottawa area tonight and most of the day Saturday.

Environment Canada is calling for “Rain at times heavy tonight through Saturday.

“Heavy rainfall with amounts reaching 20 to 40 mm. Locally regions that experience thunderstorms could reach as much as 50 mm.”

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to move across the area tonight through Saturday as a low pressure system and associated cold front push through the region.

For information concerning flooding, please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.

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