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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, June 20

SaltWire Network's chief meteorologist Cindy Day
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Weather – UV index is very high

Increasing cloudiness throughout the day with south wind gusting to 20 km/h this morning. Today’s high is 23 C, but with the humidex it will feel like 25 C. The UV index is 8, or very high.

Cloudy. A few showers beginning overnight. Fog patches developing near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this evening. Low 13.


Special weather statement: Up to 50 mm rain expected for Friday, Saturday

A low-pressure system will pass through the Maritimes on Friday into Saturday and will spread rain, heavy at times, through the Island beginning in the early morning hours on Friday.

The rain is forecast to persist through Friday night into Saturday before beginning to ease late Saturday night.

Total rainfall amounts may reach or exceed 50 millimetres by the end of this rainfall event and rainfall warnings may be issued.


A few words from the SaltWire Network weather desk

SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day encourages Island residents to do what they can to get those outdoor chores taken care of, because rain begins tomorrow.

“The weekend won’t be a write-off, but it will be all about careful timing.”

P.E.I. forecast for June 20-26, 2019
P.E.I. forecast for June 20-26, 2019

 

For weather updates throughout the day, check in with SaltWire Network’s chief meteorologist Cindy Day by visiting Weather by Day


Marine forecast for P.E.I. for June 20

CHALEUR -MISCOU:

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- WESTERN HALF:

  • WIND: SW 10 to 15 knots backing to SE 15 knots in the afternoon.

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- EASTERN HALF:

  • WIND: SW 10 to 15 knots backing to SE 15 knots in the afternoon.

GULF – MAGDALEN:

  • WIND: SW 10 to 15 knots backing to SE 15 knots in the afternoon.
  • WAVES: 1 metre or less

Confederation Bridge – Traffic is running smoothly

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Northumberland Ferries Limited – Schedule for June 16-26

Departure times:

  • From Wood Islands – 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • From Caribou – 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

For more information, visit ferries.ca.


Charlottetown Airport schedule

Flights are on schedule at the Charlottetown Airport.

For updates, visit flypei.com.

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