Rain, heavy winds for Tuesday prompt advisory from Environment Canada

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Heavy rain and wind forecast for Tuesday has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for all of Prince Edward Island.

A vigorous low-pressure system will track eastward along the St. Lawrence River Valley on Tuesday.

Strong southerly winds and rain at times heavy will develop ahead of this system on Tuesday and linger into Wednesday.

Environment Canada says current indications suggest that total rainfall amounts will approach 50 millimetres and that will be combined with warm temperatures giving significant snow melt.

Additionally strong southerly wind gusts to near 90 km/h are possible.

The Confederation Bridge has issued an advisory that it expects the strong winds to lead to restrictions on the span.

The site specific forecast for the Confederation Bridge calls for winds in the 75-90 km/h range, gusting to 100 km/h beginning at 10 a.m. The forecast indicates those winds will continue until approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

"The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required," Environment Canada said in a statement issued Sunday.

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, St. Lawrence River Valley

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  • don
    April 06, 2014 - 12:20

    i wonder how many people id the ch'town area that wanted to have the ditch's filled will get water in there basements? if hey do lol they have NO one to blame but themselves.