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UPDATED: Wind and rain warnings issued across Cape Breton

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Wind and warnings have been issued across the island.

Most counties will see 100 km/h winds but the highlands could see gusts up to 140.

Here are the full details:

Wind warning in effect for:

  • Cape Breton

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum gusts: southeasterly 80 to 100 km/h. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Remarks: Strongest wind gusts are expected over higher terrain and along the coast. Winds are expected to diminish from west to east Monday night.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for:

  • Inverness County - Mabou and north

Strong winds with damaging wind gusts are expected or occurring. Maximum Les Suetes gusts: 140 km/h. Time span: late Monday afternoon until after midnight Monday night.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Les Suêtes wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Cape Breton

Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall: 25 to 40 mm. Locations: Lunenburg County east to Guysborough County and Cape Breton. Time span: beginning later today and ending throughout the day on Tuesday. Remarks: Snow will change to rain and become heavy at times this afternoon into this evening. The rain is expected to taper to showers or flurries on Tuesday.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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