Hurricane Danielle is far out at sea, but storm swell is forecast to affect the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland coastlines today.
The highest swells are expected over the southern Grand Banks. Gale force winds, rip currents, and three-metre high waves are possible, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre of Environment Canada.
Danielle was a category 1 hurricane on Sunday afternoon, but the storm continues to weaken. It is forecast to become an extratropical cyclone early this week.
But another hurricane in the Atlantic is getting stronger.
“The more important storm is going to be Earl. A lot of the forecast models are agreeing that Earl will track up the eastern seaboard and bring heavy rains and winds to Atlantic Canada. Whether it will bring a direct hit is still uncertain,” says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Earl became a category 1 hurricane on Sunday, when its outer rainbands were reaching Antigua and Barbuda. Heavy rain triggered some flooding in these areas forcing hundreds to stay in emergency shelters.
On Monday it was upgraded to a category 3 storm, with winds travelling at almost 200 km/h. Strong winds have uprooted trees and downed power lines in St. Maarten and hurricane warnings are in effect for several places.
Earl has the potential to reach category 4 strength on Tuesday and could even start to affect Atlantic Canada by the weekend.
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With files from Andrea Stockton