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Heavy rain soaks Atlantic Canada


Keep those umbrellas in hand and rubber boots on feet
Keep those umbrellas in hand and rubber boots on feet

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

September 17, 2010 — Keep those umbrellas and rubber boots handy if you're in Atlantic Canada. Another summer soaker is drenching the region.

Heavy rain set to hammer Newfoundland
Heavy rain set to hammer Newfoundland

Fall is just around the corner, but the summer season has a bit more to give to Atlantic Canada.

The same low pressure system that brought heavy rain and below seasonal temperatures to Ontario Thursday swept into the Maritimes early Friday.

Moncton, New Brunswick was soaked with 24 mm of rain, while Saint John saw closer to 30. Sydney, Nova Scotia also recorded 29 mm throughout the day.

The heaviest bands however hit Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown was hammered with 38 mm.

Most of the rain has tapered in Maritimes, but it continues to drench Newfoundland. Up to 55 mm is expected for places including Gander. That was enough for Environment Canada to issue a rainfall warning.

Lightning strikes lit up the skies in NL Wednesday
Lightning strikes lit up the skies in NL Wednesday

This most recent onset of wet weather should come as no surprise as the rainy and cool conditions have dominated much of Atlantic Canada this week.

And for some the worst is yet to come. Parts of Newfoundland could feel the impact of Hurricane Igor as early as Sunday.

To find out what the fall season will bring to your area, check out our 2010 Fall Outlook. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

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