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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Feb. 11 – Risk of frostbite

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There will be a mix of sun and cloud across the province today with a 30 per cent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Northwest wind gusting up to 70 km/h is expected and a high of -12 C. With wind chill, it will feel like -31 C in the morning and -23 C in the afternoon.

Tonight, partly cloudy then clearing after midnight. Northwest wind gusting up to 50 km/h is expected, but along parts of the coast it will gust up to 70 km/h this evening. Tonight's low is -15 C, but with the wind chill it will feel like -24 C.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: Winter weather on the way for Wednesday.

A low-pressure system approaching from the southwest will cross the Maritimes Wednesday night, bringing milder temperatures, fairly strong winds, and a mixed bag of precipitation to P.E.I.

Current forecast guidance indicates that snow will begin ahead of the system on Wednesday morning and may change through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain by Wednesday afternoon. Travel may be difficult on Wednesday and the Island may experience periods of reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow. Precipitation will diminish to scattered flurries on Wednesday night as the system moves off.

At this time, there is considerable uncertainty in the track and intensity of this system. A slight change in its track will affect the location, type, and amount of precipitation seen in the province. Meteorologists at Environment and Climate Change Canada will monitor its development and provide further information as it becomes available.

For updates, visit Weather.gc.ca.


RELATED: The SaltWire Network weather page


Confederation Bridge

BRIDGE TRAFFIC RESTRICTION: For user safety, the Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes.

Restricted classes include:

  • Automobiles towing trailers
  • Motorcycles
  • High-sided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles and buses

Bridge restrictions were put into place Feb. 10 at 6:45 p.m. Travellers will be advised when the situation changes.

For updates, visit Confederationbridge.com.


Charlottetown Airport

Flights are currently on schedule at the Charlottetown Airport.

For updates, visit Flypei.com.

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