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Wicked winds in Atlantic Canada

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

October 18, 2010 — Howling winds continued to gust across Atlantic Canada on Monday. Conditions are expected to improve over the next couple of days.

It was a wet weekend for Atlantic Canada.
It was a wet weekend for Atlantic Canada.

The first Nor'Easter of the season walloped Atlantic Canada over the weekend and now a deep low pressure system continues to bring gusty conditions to the region.

Residents in Atlantic Canada began to feel the impact of a strong Nor'Easter last Friday. Heavy rain and strong winds lead to power outages in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. At the height of the storm around 10,000 customers were left in the dark.

The system pushed into Newfoundland on Saturday, bringing over 40 mm of rain to St. John's. By Sunday, it was the wind that had people talking. Wreckhouse felt gusts over 120 km/h.

Winds continued to gust in the Maritimes Monday
Winds continued to gust in the Maritimes Monday

The unsettled weather continued into Monday with both the Maritimes and Newfoundland seeing showers and strong winds.

In Moncton, gusts peaked close to 70 km/h, while winds in Bathurst clocked in at around 80 km/h.

“These damaging and strong winds will begin to diminish through the overnight hours on Monday, but Newfoundland will continue to see some showers through Tuesday,” says Elena Grigorenko, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network.

Temperatures will also start to warm up across the Maritimes this week, before another cold front moves in for the upcoming weekend.

To stay up-to-date on your local forecast, click our Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV, where the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

With files from Jill Colton

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