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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Storm moving through Atlantic Canada

An area of low pressure is, and will cause, stormy weather conditions across Atlantic Canada today and Thursday.

New Brunswick

Today 5 cm of snow is expected for southern and central New Brunswick. Snow may become mixed with rain at times today, especially along the Fundy coast.

5 to 10 cm of snow is expected across eastern and central New Brunswick today and tonight.

Prince Edward Island

Snow is expected to begin this evening and will continue until Thursday. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected. Additionally, wind gusts to 60 km/h are expected. The snow combined with gusty winds will result in reduced visibility.

Nova Scotia

Across most of mainland Nova Scotia, rain is expected today and this evening. Rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm is possible. As temperatures fall overnight precipitation will transition back to snow. Snowfall amounts of up to 10 cm is possible. Winds will gust to 60 km/h.

20 to 40 cm of snow is expected for Victoria County. Across Sydney and Cape Breton County along with Richmond County 10 cm of snow is expected. The snow may mix with rain at times.

There is a Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. Wind gusts to 140 km/h are expected for Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence until this evening.


Snow is expected to move into southwestern Newfoundland this afternoon and will spread to all areas overnight.

Along the south coast from Port aux Basques to the Burin Peninsula snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected. Wind will gust to 100 km/h over most areas, in the Wreckhouse area gusts to 120 km/h are possible.

The Avalon Peninsula will receive 10 to 15 cm of snow but over higher terrain, 30 cm is possible.

Lesser snowfall amounts are expected in central and northeastern Newfoundland. Anywhere from 5 to 15 cm is expected.

Minimal snowfall amounts are expected along the west coast. 5 to 10 cm is expected but higher terrain areas near Corner Brook and Bonne Bay will receive near 20 cm.

On Thursday afternoon the Avalon Peninsula will see precipitation transition from snow to rain.

By Thursday night precipitation will wind down across the south coast and the Avalon Peninsula. Snow will continue across central and most of the west coast through Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings scheduled for today.


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