Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Victoria County declare state of emergency
St Mary's Basilica, NS
Alerts in Effect
Tropical Cyclone Information StatementIssued at 17:46 Saturday 24 September 2022
The next full information statement will be issued by 9:00 p.m. ADT.
Post-tropical Storm Fiona continues to produce near-hurricane force gusts in southwestern Newfoundland and will weaken somewhat as it accelerates towards the Quebec Lower North Shore and southeastern Labrador tonight.
1. Summary of basic information at 6:00 p.m. ADT.
Location: 48.2 North 60.3 West.
About 140 kilometres west-southwest of Stephenville, Newfoundland.
Maximum sustained winds: 110 km/h.
Present movement: northeast at 35 kilometers per hour.
Minimum central pressure: 952 millibars
2. Summary of latest information.
Fiona is continuing to produce near-hurricane force gusts, and large waves with pounding surf in southwestern Newfoundland. Water levels will once again being higher than normal during this evenings high tide, and there is a significant risk of further damage in this area.
Severe winds will diminish over areas along the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence including Prince Edward Island, northern Cape Breton, and Iles-de-la-Madeleine this evening. Severe winds over southwestern Newfoundland will diminish late overnight tonight.
Potentially damaging winds will develop this evening over the eastern Lower Quebec North Shore and southeastern Labrador this evening, and diminish Sunday afternoon or evening.
Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.