Teddy to bring ‘a nasty couple of days’ to Maritime region

Teddy likely won’t be a hurricane when it reaches the Atlantic region, but its impact will be felt Tuesday into Wednesday.

As of Monday morning, Teddy remains a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 km/h. It is expected to transition to a post-tropical storm over Atlantic Canadian waters. 

“It’s going to be post-tropical when it gets here, but it’s going to be a nasty couple of days as it pushes through,” said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

Conditions in the Atlantic region will deteriorate starting Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain. On its current trajectory, Teddy is expected to make landfall in eastern Nova Scotia early Wednesday morning.

The following are the warnings issued for the Maritime provinces:

  • A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia.
  • A tropical cycle information statement remains in effect for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
  • A wind warning is in effect for the N.S. Atlantic Coast and western Cape Breton.
  • A storm surge warning is in effect for the N.S. Atlantic Coast for over seven to nine metre waves and elevated water levels Tuesday to Wednesday.
  • A special weather statement is in effect for P.E.I. for more than three to five metre waves and elevated water levels Tuesday afternoon and evening.
  • A special weather statement is in effect for Nova Scotia for potential heavy rain, strong winds and surge.

The track for Hurricane Teddy as of Monday morning. (CBC)

CBC meterologist Jay Scotland said, “Today’s calm weather is providing a great opportunity to ensure that loose objects around your home are safely secured or stored away.”  

“Check that downspouts and storm drains are clear and to make sure your emergency kit is fully stocked.” 

Scotland stressed that the projected track, intensity and timing is still subject to change and urged the public to continue following updates.

P.E.I. forecast

For P.E.I., the rain is expected to start Tuesday morning, first in Kings County and working its way west. It will be breezy, with gusts up to 50 km/h, and those winds will get stronger as the day goes on. By afternoon, winds could reach 50 km/h with gusts to 80.

The temperature will rise to 18 C. P.E.I. can expect 10 to 20 millimetres of rain Tuesday.

The storm will continue Tuesday night. There will likely be a brief easing of the wind as the centre of the storm passes, but another 20 to 30 millimetres of rain overnight.

Wednesday will bring the strongest winds, blowing at 60 km/h with gusts to 90. Another 20 to 30 millimetres of rain will fall.

Storm surges can be expected on the North Shore and in parts of Kings County.

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