Soaking rains, fierce 100+ km/h winds impacting Atlantic Canada

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Soaking rains, fierce 100+ km/h winds impacting Atlantic Canada
Soaking rains, fierce 100+ km/h winds impacting Atlantic Canada

A potent low pressure system will bring soaking rains and powerful winds to Atlantic Canada during the early part of this week. Up to 50 mm of rain can be expected in parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The strongest winds will occur in Newfoundland and gusts have the potential to reach up to 140 km/h. Details and timing, plus what to expect for the last few days of April, below.

THIS WEEK: UNSETTLED, WINDY WEATHER AS TEMPERATURES STAY COOL

The low pressure system will park itself over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and will bring impacts to the region throughout Tuesday. Daytime highs will plummet on Monday, particularly in New Brunswick, and wind gusts of 40-60 km/h will be widespread in Atlantic Canada during the morning hours.

Heavy rain is expected in parts of Nova Scotia and Environment Canada has issued several rainfall warnings. A widespread 40-60 mm is possible in numerous regions, including Victoria County and Halifax County, and localized flooding is possible in low-lying areas.

Winds will further intensify across Atlantic Canada on Monday morning, with gusts of 90-100+ km/h possible for Cape Breton. Gusts could even hit 120 km/h in Inverness County-Mabou and a Les Suêtes wind warning has been issued by Environment Canada.

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Newfoundland will see the precipitation begin on Monday morning and light rain will continue into Tuesday. Newfoundland will see wind gusts of 60-70 km/h, which are expected to increase to 80-100+ km/h for western coastal regions during the afternoon. The Wreckhouse region will experience even stronger winds.

The winds and heavy rain are expected to taper off on Monday. Temperatures will be below seasonal for much of the week, although not cold enough to bring more snow.

A warming trend is expected late week, though showers are possible with the warm front, with milder air lingering through next weekend. The warm weather will see more showers tracking across the region.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to update the Atlantic Canada forecast.