Environment Canada has confirmed that a tornado touched down in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday evening.
The EF1 tornado, measuring 200 meters wide and 3.5 kms long, touched down at around 3:50 p.m. just northeast of the town of Clifford.
According to Environment Canada “three bolted-down grain bins were ripped off of their cement bases and blown up to 200 metres away,” while “the corner of a barn was also severely damaged” and ”a number of mature trees were snapped off or blown over.”
It’s the first tornado to touch down in the province in 2016.
Meanwhile, the high winds brought about by the weather system which swept through the region on Wednesday evening also caused some damage in the GTA.
Two homes under construction in Brampton were tipped over by a downburst reaching between 80 and 90 km/h.