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Rainfall Warning

Issued at 4:05 p.m. AST Wednesday 24 December 2014
Summary

Rain, heavy at times is expected. A low pressure system will affect the Maritimes tonight with rain moving from southwest to northeast tonight and continuing on Christmas Day. Initially rain will be light to moderate but will become heavy at times on Christmas Day before ending in the evening. Rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 millimeters or more are expected across most areas of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. 30 to 55 millimetres of rainfall are forecast along parts of the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia as well as much of Cape Breton Island. Additionally, higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf can be expected on Thursday during high tides along parts of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and south-facing coastlines of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Details

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.

Wind Warning

Issued at 3:51 p.m. AST Wednesday 24 December 2014
Summary

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. A low pressure system will affect the Maritimes on Christmas Day with strong southerly winds. Wind gusting up to 90 kilometers per hour are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and diminish Thursday evening. Additionally, higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf can be expected on Thursday during high tides along parts of the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton and south-facing coastlines of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Details

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.



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