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For immediate release:

On Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:54 pm ADT Environment Canada issued a Tropical cyclone information statement for 

Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Burgeo – Ramea
  • Burin Peninsula
  • Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity
  • Connaigre

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Québec – south:

  • Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Hurricane Teddy Update:

Hurricane Teddy poised to impact Atlantic Canada Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hurricane Teddy is expected to reach offshore waters south of Nova Scotia Tuesday afternoon as a hurricane, and will then impact Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence region as a strong post-tropical storm later on Tuesday into Wednesday.

Teddy is currently a Category 2 hurricane over the Tropical Atlantic southeast of Bermuda. It will slowly move northwestward this afternoon then northward on Monday, passing east of Bermuda. This is when it will begin to accelerate towards Nova Scotia.

When it reaches Canadian waters south of the Maritimes it will be a Category 1 hurricane on Tuesday afternoon. Then, it is expected to be a very dangerous post-tropical storm as it moves through eastern Nova Scotia and southwestern Newfoundland Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Possible impacts:

A. Public

A tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Atlantic coastal regions of Nova Scotia.

Rainfall could be significant, especially north and west of Teddy’s track. At this point, the highest rainfall amounts are likely for central and eastern Nova Scotia.

Most regions will see tropical storm force winds. Exposed areas along the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland will likely experience strong winds of 100 km/h or stronger.

Power outages are likely due to breaking branches and possible tree falls, especially due to trees still having their full foliage. Every effort should be made to secure temporary structures.

B. Marine

As Hurricane Teddy moves into our waters, there is a reasonable chance of hurricane force winds near and south of the track, mainly over southern Atlantic Canada forecast waters. Tropical storm force winds are likely farther north into the Gulf of St, Lawrence and southern coastal Newfoundland. There will also be large waves, again mainly over southern waters.

C. Surge/Waves

Very large waves will move into southern forecast waters overnight into Monday and will build along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, with the highest waves expected late in the day. For southern Newfoundland, fairly large waves will build into the coast late on Tuesday into Wednesday, with the worst waves expected on Wednesday.

Storm surge is likely, mainly for parts of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday and for southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday. There is also a chance for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands late on Tuesday.

The highest risk is the combination of the very large waves combining with the storm surge to cause dangerous conditions along the Atlantic coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, with rough and pounding surf, localized flooding and coastal erosion.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.