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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

AM Update: How Teddy Will Impact Atlantic Canada

This morning Hurricane Teddy has strengthened to a category two hurricane once again. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h.

The first impacts of Teddy will be felt across southern Nova Scotia early this afternoon and all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island by this evening. Newfoundland will begin to feel the impacts overnight.

There are several weather alerts in effect across Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and southern Quebec.

Winds are expected to gust to around 100 km/h today across the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Cape Breton. Winds will not be as strong inland. The remainder of Nova Scotia, as well as Prince Edward Island, Iles de la Madeleine, and southwestern Newfoundland will see gusts between 70 km/h and 90 km/h later today and tonight. There is the potential for power outages.

For areas under a rainfall warning, 75 to 100 mm is expected.

Waves of up to 8 to 10 metres are expected along the east-facing shores of Nova Scotia. For southern Newfoundland, the largest waves, in the 6 to 8 metres range, are expected to reach southern coastlines on Wednesday.

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Information from the National Hurricane Center and Canadian Hurricane Centre.


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