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Tropical Cyclone Information Statement

Issued at 15:08 Thursday 17 August 2017
Summary

For Hurricane Gert.

This will be the final statement regarding Gert.

Hurricane Gert has moved east of the Grand Banks.

1. Summary of basic information at 03:30 p.m. NDT.

Location: Near 44.6 North 46.7 West.

About 546 kilometres east-southeast of Cape Race.

Maximum sustained winds: 130 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: East-northeast at 57 kilometres per hour.

Minimum central pressure: 978 millibars.

2. Public weather impacts and warnings summary.

A special weather statement highlights the possibility of abnormal variations in the tides.

a. Wind.

Any significant winds from Gert are expected to remain well offshore.

b. Rainfall.

Moisture from Gert will remain offshore.

c. Surge/Waves.

Long period swells from Gert will reach 2 to 3 metres along south-facing coastlines of Newfoundland this evening, with the highest waves likely along the southern Avalon peninsula. These swells could also lead to dangerous rip currents. The highest waves from Gert will remain south of Canadian waters.

In addition, Hurricane Gert may cause a series of rapid changes in water levels in harbours and inlets from the Avalon Peninsula north to Trinity Bay for a couple of hours. The most likely time ranges from late this afternoon into this evening. High tide will be occurring late this afternoon for most areas, so there is a risk for minor flooding near and after high tide.

3. Marine weather impacts and warnings summary.

The strongest winds associated with Gert have exited the Grand Banks. Strong to gale northwesterlies are expected in the wake of the system for this evening.

Forecaster(s): Murtha/Couturier

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Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 15:52 Thursday 17 August 2017
Summary

Hurricane Gert may cause a series of rapid changes in water levels in harbours and inlets, especially from the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula northward to Trinity Bay. This is most likely to occur for a couple of hours later this afternoon into this evening. As high tide will be occurring late this afternoon for most areas, there is a risk of minor flooding during this time.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weathernlwo.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.



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