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Sydney, NS

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 15:43 Wednesday 16 August 2017

Hurricane Gert will not have a direct effect on Nova Scotia, but long period swell along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia will persist into Thursday. The swell will produce waves breaking to 2 to 3 metres along parts of the coast, and rip currents are likely.

The swells will spread along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia to Cape Breton early this evening. The maximum waves are expected in the southwest early this evening, and will spread east to Cape Breton after midnight and into Thursday. Waves will gradually diminish Thursday into Friday from west to east.

The public should exercise caution, especially while swimming.


Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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