Toronto thunderstorm

Massive thunderstorm gives Toronto early wake up call

You may have had an early wake up call in Toronto this morning. That's because at around 5 a.m. we got hit with a massive thunderstorm, and this one was particularly loud - so don't be embarrassed if you were cowering under your sheets in terror.

For about an hour, the lightning was so intense and frequent that it seemed as though the sunrise had come early. The rain was also heavy enough to cause localized flooding, though most of it had dissipated by the time the storm passed on.

The storm caused a few TTC delays, which have since cleared. Environment Canada lifted its severe thunderstorm watch at 6:15 a.m. and it should remain dry for the remainder of the day. Expect a high of 33 C, but thanks to the humidex it'll feel more like 37 C.

And if you're feeling groggy this a.m., you're probably not alone. The scary-sounding thunder woke many of us up earlier this morning. So here's how Toronto reacted to the storm.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO

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Photo by chugho_leung.

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Photo by brtnphotography

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Photo by rishanpersaud

A video posted by Peter Zhou (@ptzhou) on

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Lead photo by CJ Burnell via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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