Atlantic Canada hunkers down for Hurricane Igor

Heavy rains and big waves expected to arrive on the east coast

Though Hurricane Igor has weakened to a Category 1 storm, Atlantic Canada will soon be feeling the remnants of its wrath. Environment Canada posted a tropical storm watch for St. John’s, the Avalon Peninsula and the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador. Forecasters say heavy rains are expected over the next day or two. However, Igor is not expected to make landfall. “While the centre of Igor is expected to pass well southeast of the Avalon Peninsula later on Tuesday, it is expected to spread heavy rain across central and eastern portions of the province Tuesday morning,” said a statement Monday morning from The Canadian Hurricane Centre. Igor’s rain bands should interact with a trough of low pressure over Newfoundland, causing huge waves up to three metres in height.


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