Environment Canada says severe thunderstorms are sweeping across Prince Edward Island with the potential to bring strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain — up to 25 millimetres per hour or higher.
Wind gusts this evening could measure 80 km/h or higher and hail could be as large as 2 centimetres in diameter, the agency said in a severe thunderstorm warning for Kings and Queens counties updated at 6:17 p.m. AT. A severe thunderstorm watch was in place for Prince County at the time.
The agency warned: "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles."
Images submitted to CBC P.E.I. showed dramatic bolts of lightning shooting through the sky. Crashing rolls of thunder could be heard and precipitation conditions ranged from clear skies to downpours.
Meanwhile, Environment Canada ended the heat warnings that had been in effect since Tuesday.
Normal temperatures for this time of year should be 24 C but at 1 p.m. Charlottetown had reached 27 C. With the humidity, it felt more like 32 C.
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