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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, Oct. 29

Today's Picture of the Day is by eight-year-old Hanson Yuan.
Today's Picture of the Day is by eight-year-old Hanson Yuan. - Contributed

Weather

Sunny periods are expected for P.E.I. on Thursday with west wind gusting to 40 km/h and a high of 7 C.

P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2020. - SaltWire file

 


A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

Chief meteorologist with SaltWire Network, Cindy Day. - SaltWire file
Chief meteorologist with SaltWire Network, Cindy Day. - SaltWire file

"The jet stream is a lot like a see-saw – when you push down on one end, the other end goes up. The temperatures are bouncing back out west, so down we go. Today’s cold front will open up the arctic pipeline and feed cold air into the top of extra-tropical storm Zeta tracking offshore. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few centimetres of onshore snow along our west-facing coastlines tonight and early Friday morning. The weekend is going to be interesting. The little ghosts and goblins will need a warm coat under their costumes; later afternoon temperatures will be just a degree or two above freezing. By Sunday, the cold north wind will have shifted to the south ahead of a developing weather bomb. We can expect rain and wind gusts to 80 km/h across the Island Sunday night and Monday.”

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


Marine Forecast

October 29

CHALEUR - MISCOU: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 20 knots veering to W 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then to NW 20 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - WESTERN HALF:

  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots becoming W 15 knots in the morning

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - EASTERN HALF:

  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots becoming W 15 knots in the morning

GULF – MAGDALEN: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots veering to W 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Wind diminishing to W 15 knots near noon then increasing to NW 20 to 25 knots in the evening
  • WAVES: 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 metres in the morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 metres in the evening

Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

The Confederation Bridge is open to all authorized traffic. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at [email protected] or by phone 902-368-5025. Cash is not accepted at this time.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

Daily round-trip sailings from Sept. 8 to Nov. 30:

  • Departing Wood Islands, P.E.I. — Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • Departing Caribou, N.S. — Monday to Friday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 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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Charlottetown Airport

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

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