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‘Close to perfect,’ Day says of Atlantic region’s Labour Day weekend forecast

SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day says the Maritime provinces sunshine and warm temperatures are in store for the Labour Day weekend.
SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day says the Maritime provinces sunshine and warm temperatures are in store for the Labour Day weekend. - Cindy Day
HALIFAX, N.S. —

Those looking to take advantage of the Atlantic bubble Labour Day weekend won’t need to worry about the forecast when picking what province to visit. 

“It’s all about timing,” Cindy Day, chief meteorologist at SaltWire Network, said on a wet Thursday in Halifax.

“It’s going to get very muggy (Friday) and then finally that rain will kick out and we will see a beautiful start to the day Saturday.” 

Sunshine will greet residents in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island on Saturday morning. 

“For the Maritime provinces, the ridge of high pressure that’s building up along the Eastern Seaboard is going to linger right through until Tuesday morning, so it will be sunny to partly sunny through the weekend,” Day said, adding temperatures will be around low 20s for all three provinces. 

A dry west wind of about 20-30 kilometres per hour will be present on Saturday and Sunday, before turning slightly to the south on Monday to bring in a little humidity. 

“But Newfoundland, you know, is always a little bit different,” she said. 

“The system that’s giving us the rain is going to sit there a little bit longer, so they’re going to wake up to some rain Saturday morning, but then from west to east those rain showers will let up through the day on Saturday.” 

After the rain clears out, Day said Newfoundland is in store for weather similar to the Maritime provinces: nice and dry with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low 20s.  

People in Labrador, however, will have to hold onto their hats on Saturday. 

Day said the showers will wrap up in Labrador as they do in Newfoundland Saturday, but they should expect gusts of wind of 70 kilometres per hour throughout the day. 

And while Upper Stewiacke and some places in New Brunswick almost neared freezing temperatures at night earlier this week, Day said temperatures over the weekend will drop down to nine or 10 Celsius at night.

Although the weather for this upcoming long weekend is typical for the first week of September, Day recalled last year’s Labour Day weekend. 

“A year ago today, we were watching Dorian develop and then it came barrelling through on the 7th,” she said. 

“This year, I’d say most people will think it’s about as close to perfect as you can get for September.” 
 

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