Atlantic Canada braces for Hurricane Teddy, widespread warnings issued
Tropical storm force winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h over exposed areas from Hurricane Teddy can be expected over the above regions.
Tropical storm force winds ahead of Hurricane Teddy expected to begin affecting parts of Nova Scotia late on Tuesday, accompanied by rain at times heavy in the afternoon and evening.
Potential wind gusts: 65 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast.
Locations: Coastal regions of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton
Time span: From noon Tuesday into Late Wednesday.
Remarks: Tropical storm force northeasterly winds will develop across much of Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Teddy on Tuesday. Winds are expected to gust to 80 to 100 km/h over exposed areas and along parts of the coast Tuesday afternoon and evening. Another period of strong winds is possible Wednesday morning overeasternmost sections of Nova Scotia as Teddy makes its closest approach to the province.
These winds could break tree branches potentially resulting in downed utility lines.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are expected over parts of the region within 24 hours.
By nature, a tropical storm also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall - consult your local area forecast for possible rainfall warnings.
Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Reports of storm conditions and impacts can be emailed directly to NSstorm@canada.ca or by tweeting reports by province using #NSStorm, #NBStorm, #PEStorm, #NLwx, #QCStorm or #ONStorm.
For Hurricane Teddy.
The next full information statement will be issued by 9:00 p.m. ADT.
Hurricane Teddy will make Landfall on the Eastern Shore Wednesday morning as a strong post-tropical storm.
1. Summary of basic information at 6:00 p.m. ADT.
Location: 41.1 North 64.2 West.
About 410 kilometres South of Halifax
Maximum sustained winds: 150 kilometres per hour.
Present movement: north at 26 kilometres per hour.
Minimum central pressure: 958 millibars.
2. Summary of latest information.
Teddy will become Post-Tropical this evening. The storm has begun its northward turn and is expected to turn northeastward tonight and make landfall on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia Wednesday morning.
Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.