News Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bancroft area SHARE ON: Sarah Kipp, staff Thursday, Aug. 8th, 2019 Photo credit: supplied A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Bancroft area. Environment Canda says that conditions are currently favourable for severe thunderstorms this afternoon of strong winds, large hail and heavy rain. They warn that large hail can damage property or cause injuries and that lightning is possible with any thunderstorm. Heavy rain, flash floods and water pooling on roads are also things to be aware of, along with lightning which kills or injures Canadians every year. It is advised you seek shelter if you hear thunder or if threatening weather approaches.