• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Atlantic Canada Hurricane Dorian Forecast


As of right now, Hurricane Dorian is 230 km southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The maximum sustained winds are 140 km/h and is presently moving to the northeast at 41 km/h.


The storm is expected to hit Atlantic Canada.


Dorian is expected to move over Nova Scotia with hurricane-force winds. Thereafter, Dorian is forecast to become a powerful post-tropical cyclone over eastern Canada by tonight or early Sunday.


Regardless of whether Dorian is a hurricane or a post-tropical cyclone, hurricane conditions are expected in the Hurricane Warning area in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland beginning later today, and they are possible in the Hurricane Watch area by tonight. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm Warning area in eastern Canada later today and tonight.


Storm Surge is likely in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland, and Eastern Nova Scotia.


Rainfall Forecast:

  • St. John's 10-15 mm

  • Marystown 5-10 mm

  • Gander 5-10 mm

  • Port aux Basques 15-20 mm

  • Corner Brook 15-20 mm

  • St. Anthony 15-20 mm

  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay 30-40 mm

  • Labrador City Trace-2 mm

  • Sydney 15-25 mm

  • Halifax 50-100 mm

  • Yarmouth 125-135 mm

  • Charlottetown 50-100 mm

  • Moncton 100-110 mm

  • Frederiction 30-80 mm

  • Saint John 50-90 mm


Wind Gust Forecast:

  • St. John's 80 km/h

  • Marystown 80 km/h

  • Gander 90 km/h

  • Port aux Basques 150 km/h

  • Corner Brook 120 km/h

  • St. Anthony 110 km/h

  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay 80 km/h

  • Labrador City 40 km/h

  • Sydney 110 km/h

  • Halifax 110 km/h

  • Yarmouth 120 km/h

  • Charlottetown 110 km/h

  • Moncton 90 km/h

  • Frederiction 70 km/h

  • Saint John 60 km/h

Marine Atlantic has made several changes to their schedule in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.

  • Port aux Basques to North Sydney Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 1145 and 2345 are now scheduled to depart Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345.

  • North Sydney to Port aux Basques Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 1145 and 2345 are now scheduled to depart Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345.

  • Argentia to North Sydney Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 1700 is now scheduled to depart Monday, September 09, 2019 at 1700.

  • Port aux Basques to North Sydney Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 1145 is now scheduled to depart Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345.

  • North Sydney to Port aux Basques Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 1215 is now scheduled to depart Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345.

  • North Sydney to Argentia Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 1730 is now scheduled to depart Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1730.


They are also anticipating a potential impact to the following sailings:


North Sydney to Port aux Basques

Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345

Monday, September 09, 2019 at 1145


Port aux Basques to North Sydney

Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 2345

Monday, September 09, 2019 at 1145


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