‘Historic storm’: Hurricane Fiona forecast to deliver flooding, ‘extreme’ winds to Atlantic Canada

Gusts anticipated to be stronger in some areas than the 150 km/h winds felt when Dorian made landfall in 2019

HALIFAX — As a lot as 200 millimetres of rain is forecast to fall on Atlantic Canada and japanese Quebec this weekend, as hurricane Fiona tracks in the direction of the East Coast.

Along with important storm surge, potential for flooding in coastal and mainland areas and an “all-time” low strain throughout the area, the possibly “historic” storm is anticipated to trigger widespread energy outages as a consequence of bushes and hydro poles introduced down by highly effective wind.

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At a information convention Thursday afternoon, Surroundings Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud stated it stays to be seen if Fiona’s wind gusts will set data, however the expectation is that gusts will probably be stronger in some areas than the 150 km/h winds felt when post-tropical storm Dorian made landfall in 2019.

Fiona is anticipated to succeed in Nova Scotia waters by Friday evening earlier than passing by way of the japanese mainland a part of the province, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island on Saturday, and on to Quebec’s Decrease North Shore and southeastern Labrador early Sunday.

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The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., stated the forecast was for the worst gusts to hit japanese Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and elements of Prince Edward Island.

Coastal areas of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are anticipated to expertise pounding surf, with waves off Nova Scotia anticipated to construct to greater than 10 metres, whereas wave heights might be greater than 12 metres in japanese elements of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Sept. 23, 2022.

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