Heavy Rain and Strong Wind Lashing Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, October 30, 2017

A strong area of low pressure will bring heavy rain and strong wind to Atlantic Canada today.

Environment Canada has issued several warnings for the region.

In Eastern Ontario rain will continue through the morning with total rainfall amounts near 50 mm expected by later this morning.

In Southern Quebec winds will shift to the southwest with gusts to 90 km/h over the Upper Saint-Lawrence, then spread toward Quebec City this afternoon reaching the Upper North Shore this evening. 20 to 40 millimetres are expected over areas still under warning.

Rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are expected across New Brunswick.

Strong southeast winds with gusts to 90 km/h will develop over western Nova Scotia this morning and spread to eastern Nova Scotia by this afternoon with rain.

Strong southeast winds with gusts to 90 km/h will develop this afternoon over P.E.I..

Strong wind will begin tonight over western Newfoundland with gusts up to 110 km/h along with showers. In western Labrador wind gusting up to 110 km/h is likely in the afternoon on Tuesday.

The storm has also had an impact on Marine Atlantic. The Port aux Basques to North Sydney sailing scheduled for  Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:45 am is now scheduled to depart Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:45 pm.

Also the North Sydney to Port aux Basques run for this morning is cancelled and will now sail at 11:45 pm.

Marine Atlantic is advising customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait they anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
  • North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, October 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm 
  • Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, October 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm



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