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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Heavy rain and strong winds expected across Atlantic Canada


A low approaching from the south will bring heavy rain and strong wind to parts of the Maritimes and Newfoundland tonight, Monday, and Monday night.


The heaviest rain will fall across the Avalon Peninsula and the south coast of Newfoundland. In the Maritimes, Cape Breton Island, northern mainland Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward will see the heaviest rain.


In Newfoundland, the Avalon Peninsula will see 20 to 40 mm of rain. Along the Burin Peninsula, 20 to 40 mm is expected. The south coast will receive anywhere from 20 to 40 mm also.


Cape Breton Island will see rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 mm with isolated amounts of 100 mm possible. Northern mainland Nova Scotia will see 40 to 60 mm with amounts over 100 mm possible locally.


Across Prince Edward Island, 15 to 30 mm is expected.


On the Avalon Peninsula wind gusts to 80 km/h are expected. Winds will gust to 90 km/h on the Burin Peninsula and between 70 and 100 km/h along the south coast.


Cape Breton Island will see gusts to 80 km/h, northern mainland Nova Scotia will get gusts between 40 and 70 km/h, and on Prince Edward Island, gusts to 50 km/h are possible.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for this evening and advises that crossings on Monday could also be impacted.


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