Environment Canada has confirmed a “weak tornado” touched down in Orono, Ont., in the municipality of Clarington, near Oshawa, Tuesday afternoon.
The weather agency said it was a F-0 — the lowest on the tornado scale — suggesting wind speeds of between 60 and 110 kilometres an hour.
680News listener Samantha Munro spotted the funnel cloud forming and took this video:
The weather agency said they received photo and video evidence Wednesday confirming the tornado hit a farmer’s field on Clarington Concession Road 6 and Andrews Road East in Orono, at around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday.
One witness told CityNews that funnel clouds aren’t out of the ordinary in the area, but this time was a little different.
“We’ve seen clouds begin to kind of spin and then disappear, but this is the craziest I’ve even seen,” he said.
Officials said there were brief isolated thunderstorms in the area at the time.
There were no reports of damage or injury.