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Lower Montague, PE

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Tropical Cyclone Information Statement

Issued at 08:30 Monday 21 September 2020

For Hurricane Teddy.

The next information statement will be issued by 3:00 p.m. ADT.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Atlantic coastline of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Hurricane Teddy will spread tropical storm force winds to parts of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Thereafter it is expected to transition to a large and intense Post-Tropical Storm as it brings heavy rain, strong winds and heavy pounding surf to much of the Maritimes and southern Newfoundland.

1. Summary of basic information at 9:00 a.m. ADT.

Location: near 31.1 North 63.0 West.

About 210 kilometres southeast of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds: 155 kilometres per hour.

Present movement: North at 15 kilometres per hour.

Minimum central pressure: 963 millibars.

Teddy is currently a category two hurricane over the Tropical Atlantic southeast of Bermuda. It will move generally northward today and enter the Canadian response zone on Tuesday. Thereafter Teddy is expected to transition into a large and intense post-tropical storm. On Wednesday post-tropical Teddy will turn northeastward and head toward eastern Nova Scotia and then southwestern Newfoundland.

2. Public impacts and warnings summary:

a. Wind.
Wind warnings are in effect for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia for Tuesday. These areas will likely see tropical storm force winds gusting up to 90 km/h during the day. Given trees are still in full leaf, these winds could cause limbs to break with isolated tree falls, likely leading to many power outages.

b. Rainfall.
Rain ahead of Teddy will likely reach Nova Scotia by Tuesday afternoon and will continue in many areas into Wednesday. The highest rainfall amounts are likely to be just north and west of Teddy's eventual track through the region, which for now would encompass most of mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the eastern half of Prince Edward Island, and parts of southwestern Newfoundland. Rainfall amounts in these areas could exceed 50 mm, with isolated areas possibly reaching 75 to 100 mm.

c. Surge/Waves.
Large swells will gradually build south of the region today and Tuesday, with the highest waves expected to reach the Atlantic coast late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. For southern Newfoundland, the largest waves are expected to reach southern coastlines on Wednesday. Elevated water levels will accompany the storm, mainly for parts of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday and for southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday. There is also a chance for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands later Tuesday night or Wednesday.

The highest risk is the combination of the very large waves combining with the storm surge to cause dangerous conditions along the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Rough and pounding surf, localised flooding and coastal erosion are likely in vulnerable areas, even outside of the times of high tides.

3. Marine impacts and warning summary:

Hurricane force wind warnings are now in effect for offshore Maritime waters, with storm warnings for most remaining waters south of Nova Scotia. Gale warnings are in effect for southern Gulf of St. Lawrence waters as well as the southwestern Grand Banks. Teddy will also bring extremely high significant wave heights of 10 to 15 metres to extreme offshore Maritimes waters by late Tuesday.

Forecaster(s): Borgel/Mercer/Couturier


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

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 10:08 Monday 21 September 2020

Large waves, pounding surf, and elevated water levels are expected, possibly approaching warning level.

Wave heights: generally 3 to 5 metres with higher waves possible, breaking upon approach to shore.

Locations: northeast facing coastlines of Prince Edward Island.

Time span: late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Remarks: Long period swell and large wind waves associated with Hurricane Teddy are expected to impact northeast facing coastlines of Prince Edward Island Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is a risk of local flooding and coastal erosion, especially during high tide.


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

Frost Advisory

Issued at 10:35 Monday 21 September 2020

Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Minimum temperatures: near zero in low lying inland areas.

Locations: Prince Edward Island.

Time span: early Tuesday morning.

Remarks: Patchy frost is expected to form as mainly clear skies and light winds coincide with cool temperatures.


Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

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

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