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Impact of post-tropical storm Teddy to be felt into Thursday

The lobby association representing the tourist industry in Newfoundland and Labrador wants the provincial government to engage in talks that could lead to vacationers from the Maritimes arriving in Port aux Basques on Marine Atlantic ferries during the 2020 tourist season.
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It’s a rainy and windy day on the Avalon and other parts of the province as the remnants of post-tropical storm Teddy moves past the province.

Due to the storm surge and high waves on the south and southwest coasts of the province, Marine Atlantic and south coast provincial ferries tied up today.

SaltWire meteorologist Cindy Day provided an update at midday saying wind warnings are still in effect for the Wreckhouse area, and the Avalon Peninsula.

“On the southwest coast of the island, winds will gust to 130 km/h until about 6 p.m. and then come down to west at 70 km/h and that will hold through the night and maybe drop to 60 km/h for (Thursday,” Day said.

“South winds will gust to 80 km/h all day, becoming a little more southwesterly this evening and overnight, gusting 60 to 70 km/h, and southwest gusting to 50 km/h through the day (Thursday).”

Day said the low in the system will track up along the west coast of the island today, and by late tonight it will be just off the northern peninsula. 

“Some of the heavier rain bands, though they will not be as significant as they were early on in the storm, will see southeastern regions of Labrador get 40 to 60 mm of rain in a pretty short period of time,” Day said. 

Day noted the southern tip of the Avalon Peninsula can expect waves that will likely reach seven-to-nine metres, and there could be 11-to-12-metre waves from the tip of the Burin to the south coast area of the island late afternoon to evening.



Marine Atlantic cancels today's ferry crossings between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Four departures between North Sydney and Port aux Basques are affected because of impending weather conditions resulting from Teddy

After being downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical storm, Teddy hits Nova Scotia this morning and is expected to move into southwest Newfoundland by tonight.

As a result, Marine Atlantic is advising customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait caused by Teddy, a number of departures set for today have been cancelled:

• North Sydney to Port aux Basques

- 11:45 departure

- 23:15 departure

• Port aux Basques to North Sydney

- 11:45 departure

- 23:45 departure

Marine Atlantic says customers have been notified and automatically rebooked to the next available crossing. It also said it is monitoring the marine forecast and will provide up to date information as soon as it becomes available.

Those looking to make alternate travel arrangements should contact Marine Atlantic’s toll-free reservation line at 1-800-341-7981.


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