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The Maritime provinces are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds

Key takeaways:

  • Rainfall in Nova Scotia is expected to range between 100 and 150 millimetres, with the largest amounts expected to fall between Halifax County and Cape Breton.

The start of the week will be damp and windy across the Maritime provinces.

Special weather statements are for all of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, as per the Environment Canada.

On Monday, an increasing low-pressure system will advance slowly towards the Maritimes. However, this system will stall between Monday and Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and very severe gusts to all three provinces.

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For P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, the storm will last until Wednesday.

Rainfall in Nova Scotia is forecast to range from 100 to 150 mm, with the heaviest quantities likely falling between Halifax County and Cape Breton.

Up to 100 millimetres of rain are forecast on P.E.I., with higher amounts possible in some areas. However, it’s too early to say where the province’s highest rainfall amounts will occur.

Winds of more than 90 km/h are forecast in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, particularly near the Atlantic coast. Tuesday and Wednesday could see pounding surf and higher-than-average sea levels.

The Halifax Regional Municipality advised homeowners to prepare for the storm by securing anything that high winds could damage.

Maritime provinces brace for severe rain, wind storm

Storm drains should also be cleared by residents. Cutting down dead trees and trimming dead branches can also help to mitigate the effects of severe winds.

Rainfall will be slightly less in New Brunswick, with a 25 to 75 mm forecast. Higher amounts may be possible in the province’s southeast.

Winds up to the speed of 80 kilometres per hour are possible, especially near the Fundy and Acadian coasts.

Source: CBC Global

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