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Heavy rain eases in the Maritimes


Heavy rain eases across the Maritimes Wednesday
Heavy rain eases across the Maritimes Wednesday

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

June 15, 2011 — The rainfall warning has ended across the Maritimes, but some places remain drenched after days of heavy rain.

Over 70 mm of rain fell in parts of Nova Scotia this week
Over 70 mm of rain fell in parts of Nova Scotia this week

A low pressure system that's been hovering over Atlantic Canada brought heavy rain and cooler temperatures to some areas this week.

“Eastern Canada was under a stagnant pattern,” says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Therefore, many areas saw the same persistent weather. And that translated into rain for the Maritimes.”

Several communities in Nova Scotia were under a rainfall warning on Tuesday and Wednesday, including Halifax, where over 75 mm of rain was recorded. Meanwhile, places like Greenwood saw closer to 40 mm.

“The rainfall warning ended by Wednesday afternoon, and the rain will continue to ease across the Maritimes,” explains Gerald Cheng, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. “The low pressure system however, will continue to push east into Newfoundland where rain will persist through the evening and overnight hours.”

For a closer look at the weather in your area, be sure to check your local forecast.

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