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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Over 100 mm of rain and gusts over 100 km/h as Lee continues attack

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee is about 55 km west-northwest of Charlottetown. Lee has maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h with higher gusts.

Lee is moving across the Gulf of St. Lawrence today. Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for eastern Nova Scotia, much of Prince Edward Island, and Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

Wind warnings are in effect for the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

Rainfall warnings remain in effect for northeastern New Brunswick, eastern regions of the Gaspe Peninsula, Anticosti Island and portions of the Quebec Lower North Shore.

High waves of 5 to 7 metres offshore are impacting the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and eastern Cape Breton this morning.

Grand Manan Island and Gaspe have already received over 100 mm of rain. The rain over the Quebec lower north shore will end tonight.

Lee will weaken over the next couple of days, and Lee could dissipate on Tuesday.

At the height of the storm, there were wind gusts of up to 117 km/h in Nova Scotia. Recently Beaver Island, Nova Scotia recently reported a sustained wind of 78 km/h with a gust of 96 km/h.

Current power outages as of 9:00 am Atlantic Time

  • Nova Scotia: 106,274 customers

  • New Brunswick: 12,635 customers

  • Prince Edward Island: 399 customers

Marine Atlantic anticipates impacts to crossings tonight. NFL has cancelled crossing this morning from Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, N.S. The Confederation Bridge might be closed until approximately 4:00 p.m. today.


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