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Significant rain finally hits Atlantic Canada

Staff writers
July 25, 2012 — Rain is finally soaking parts of Atlantic Canada, bringing up to 50 mm to some places.

Rainful totals
Rainful totals

Environment Canada issued rainfall warnings for parts of the Maritimes on Tuesdy as a low pressure system moved into the region.

"Most places will see a general 15-30 mm of rain by the time all is said and done with locally higher amounts for parts of eastern Nova Scotia," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

The rain will ease across the Maritimes on Wednesday as the system pushes into Newfoundland. Some areas could see between 20-40 mm of rain through Thursday.

For many people this wet weather is a welcomed change.

This summer has been extremely dry across Atlantic Canada, prompting places like Charlottetown, PEI to reduce water usage.

"And in Halifax, only about 10 mm of rain has fallen so far this July and the average monthly total is usually around 100 mm," says Ressler. "Several places across Atlantic Canada really need a good soaking."

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