Heavy rain and strong winds expected across Atlantic Canada


Total rainfall to Tuesday afternoon. Reproduced with the permission of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Heavy rain and strong winds are in the forecast for Atlantic Canada as an area of low pressure gets set to swing through the region beginning tonight.


Rain is expected to begin this evening and spread across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and most of New Brunswick. Rainfall amounts will range from 10 to 20 mm except for northern Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island where rainfall amounts up to 50 mm is possible. Wind gusts to 80 km/h are expected, except for Inverness County - Mabou and north where winds up to 120 km/h are possible.


Rain is expected to move across Newfoundland on Monday afternoon and Monday night. 5 to 10 mm of rain is expected across western and most of central Newfoundland. Parts of the south coast could see 40 to 50 mm of rain including the Avalon Peninsula. Coastal areas could see wind gusts to 100 km/h on Monday night. In the Wreckhouse area, gusts to 140 km/h are possible.


Across most of Labrador, a rain and snow mix is expected.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for tonight and is anticipating delays Monday and Monday night.