November 23, 2021 | by: isaacpiotrowski

Environment Canada Issues Rainfall and Wind Warnings for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Southern New Brunswick and Western Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 

Environment Canada is warning a large, slow-moving storm expected to linger across Atlantic Canada until Wednesday, November 24th has the potential to cause flash floods and washouts.

 

Rainfall and wind warnings have been issued for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, southern New Brunswick and western Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Senior meteorologist Bob Robichaud says total rainfall could reach more than 150 millimeters across eastern Nova Scotia, with wind gusts reaching up to 100 kilometres per hour from Halifax east to Cape Breton.

 

But he says some areas in Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland could actually get 200 millimetres of rain or more, on top of recent rainfall that has saturated the soil across much of the Maritimes.