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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, July 16

Picture of the Day by 14-year-old Jessica Jones.
Picture of the Day by 14-year-old Jessica Jones. - Contributed

Weather

It will be mostly sunny across the province Thursday with a high of 19 C.

P.E.I. forecast for July 16-22, 2020 - SaltWire Network - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for July 16-22, 2020 - SaltWire Network - SaltWire file

A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day is tracking a powerful Nor’easter that is approaching the Atlantic region, and expected to be at its peak on Saturday. SaltWire Network file photo - SaltWire Network
SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day is tracking a powerful Nor’easter that is approaching the Atlantic region, and expected to be at its peak on Saturday. SaltWire Network file photo - SaltWire Network

“The dry high that originated over Labrador is serving up some sun and slightly cooler than normal temperatures today; Friday is going to be almost perfect. Then, after nightfall, an approaching trough will bring a few night showers and clouds will linger on Saturday. By Sunday, a warm front is going to turn up the heat and the humidity: feel-like temperatures are expected to flirt with the mid-30s until Tuesday. The trailing cold front will be absorbed by the dry air aloft and lost its cold-front characteristics. The muggy southwest wind will veer to the west, but temperatures will remain above seasonal values across the province all week.”

Click here for weather updates throughout the day from the SaltWire Network weather desk.


Marine Forecast

July 16, 2020

CHALEUR -MISCOU:

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots.

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- WESTERN HALF:

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots.

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- EASTERN HALF:

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots.

GULF – MAGDALEN:

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots.
  • WAVES: 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 metre or less in the morning.


Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

  • Attention: Restrictions on interprovincial traffic (within the Atlantic provinces only) due to COVID-19 have been lifted and the bridge is open to all traffic. A reminder that cash is not accepted at this time. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at publicsafety@gov.pe.ca or by phone at 902-368-5025. For travel information to New Brunswick, call 1-800-462-8387.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport - Contributed

For flight schedules and COVID-19 travel information, visit flyyyg.com.

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Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

  • Note: As passenger capacity remains at 50 per cent to help enforce safe social distancing, it is recommended that travellers (including walk-on) make reservations to prevent disappointment. Reservations are available online or by calling toll free 1-800-762-7245.

Daily round-trip sailings seven days per week from July 3 to Sept. 7:

  • Departing Wood Islands, P.E.I. – 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Departing Caribou, N.S. – 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

To read the NFL’s COVID-19 response measures, click here.

For more information, visit Ferries.ca or call the Wood Islands ferry terminal at 902-962-3635.

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