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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Heavy rain and strong winds impacting Atlantic Canada

A low pressure system moving across the Maritime provinces today will bring rain to the area today. The rain will come to an end overnight.

Across Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and southern Nova Scotia, rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm are expected. Northern sections of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island will see 20 to 40 mm.

Across Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and southern Nova Scotia winds will gust between 30 and 50 km/h. Across Halifax County, Guysborough County, Cape Breton, and the eastern shore of the Bay of Fundy gusts to 80 km/h are expected this evening.

The low moves into Newfoundland before dawn on the west coast and will spread rain across most of the Island. Some mixed precipitation is expected on the Northern Peninsula.

Rainfall amounts will be the heaviest along the south coast where 25 to 50 mm is expected. Elsewhere rainfall amounts are expected to be between 10 and 20 mm.

Tuesday afternoon wind gusts between 80 and 130 km/h are possible along the west coast and gusts to 90 km/h on the east coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today. Restrictions are possible on the Confederation Bridge.


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