Monday 26 October, 2020

Hurricane Teddy eyes Canada

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

A tropical storm warning is in effect for sections of Canada’s Atlantic coastline as Hurricane Teddy is forecast to impact the region soon.

The US National Hurricane Centre said tropical storm conditions could begin in some areas late today or early Wednesday.

At 5am AST, the centre of Hurricane Teddy was located about 365 miles (590 km) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On the forecast track, the centre will move over eastern Nova Scotia on Wednesday and then near or over Newfoundland by Wednesday night.

Teddy is a category two hurricane with maximum sustained winds that are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 400 miles (645 km).

Although some weakening is likely later today and Wednesday, Teddy should be a strong post-tropical cyclone when it moves near or over Nova Scotia.

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