Wind warnings follow record weekend temperatures on P.E.I.

Rain is in the forecast for P.E.I., but the wind will make using an umbrella difficult. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press - image credit)
Rain is in the forecast for P.E.I., but the wind will make using an umbrella difficult. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press - image credit)

All three counties on P.E.I. are under a wind warning, following a very warm long weekend.

Winds picked up Monday morning with gusts of 90 km/h possible in some locations until late in the afternoon.

Environment Canada initially issued wind warnings for Kings and Queens counties, adding Prince County just before 11 a.m. AT.

"I do think there will be points in Prince County, like in Tignish, right on the corner, that could see winds up to 90 km/h," said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

Environment Canada warned the wind could blow around loose objects and bring down trees or tree branches weakened by earlier fall storm systems.

Northumberland Ferries, which runs between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, has cancelled all its crossings for the day.

Records broken

The wind is bringing in colder temperatures, following record-breaking weather on Saturday.

The day was blustery, with rain and strong winds, but also warm temperatures. New marks for high temperatures on a November 12 were set in three locations.

  • Charlottetown reached 17.8 C. The previous record was 16.1 C set in 2020.

  • Summerside reached 17.8 C. The previous record was 16.5 C set in 1995..

  • St. Peters Bay reached 20.1 C. The previous record was 17.6 C set in 2020.

Monday started off mild, with a temperature of 11 C in Charlottetown at 6 a.m., but that was expected to fall to 3 C in the evening when the winds start to die down.

Temperatures will remain a little below normal for most of the rest of the week, with daily highs only a little above freezing.