Post-Tropical Storm Philippe will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the Maritimes this Thanksgiving weekend.
CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said the strongest winds will be from the east to southeast late Saturday into early Sunday.
“Just be careful if you’re putting the turkey in the oven early on Sunday and the power is on,” Scotland said. “There is some risk there due to widespread gusty conditions.”
It said power outages are possible with maximum gusts in maritime areas of 60km/h to over 100km/h in coastal or more exposed areas.
“The strong winds are the real concern,” Scotland said.
Environment Canada has issued a tropical cyclone statement for parts of Nova Scotia. There is also a special weather statement for the three maritime provinces.
Scotland said heaviest rain is expected in western New Brunswick and Maine, where between 50 and more than 80 millimeters are expected. He said the storms will bring heavy downpours that could exceed 50 millimeters in some parts of Nova Scotia.
According to Scotland, there is also a risk of local flooding inland, where heavy downpours are occurring.
However, he said Philippe’s coastal effect will not be as strong as that of post-tropical storm Lee. High water levels, high waves and some coastal flooding are still possible.
Northumberland Ferries has canceled all services between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, NS, for Sunday.
All Northumberland Ferries sailings on Sunday 8 October are canceled due to forecast strong winds in the region.
Updates will be posted on https://t.co/LLkgyRi7U8 or contact us at 1-877-762-7245.
There is a wind advisory advisory for the Confederation Bridge from midnight Saturday to 5 pm Sunday. Note that there may be travel restrictions during those hours.
Marine Atlantic has made several changes to its route serving North Sydney, NS, and Port aux Basques, NL.
The 11:45 am crossing from North Sydney to Port aux Basques has been rescheduled to 2:00 pm The 11:45 am crossing from Port aux Basques to North Sydney will depart at 2:30 pm
Four crossings were canceled between 11:15 p.m. on Saturday and 11:45 a.m. on Sunday. Passengers affected by the changes will be notified of their rescheduled departure time.
Bay Ferries has canceled Sunday morning crossings on Fundy Rose from Saint John at 8am and Digby at 11am. The afternoon schedule has not changed.
There will be an early departure for Saturday’s crossing from Digby. Check-in time has been brought forward to 4pm and the boat will be loaded as soon as possible and depart.
Saturday, October 7 and October 20. Sunday, October 8 CAT voyages are canceled as the marine weather forecast calls for winds and storms. a sea state that exceeds our operational limits for the comfort and safety of passengers. secure coupling.
Updates will be posted on https://t.co/QAmjDHXWyv or contact us at 1-877-762-7245.
Crossings from Yarmouth, NS, to Bar Harbor, Maine on the CAT ferry have been canceled for Saturday and Sunday in anticipation of high winds and rough seas.