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Environment Canada's latest projection for Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Environment Canada.

Environment Canada expects strongest winds from Fiona to hit Saturday morning

By Evan Taylor Sep 22, 2022 | 2:24 PM

Enviornment Canada provided an update on the latest news surrounding Hurrican Fiona Thurday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., currently it is still moving North through the Caribean and is currently classified as a Category 4 hurricane.

As it continues it’s move northward it is expected to be downgraded to a Category 3 at somepoint Friday, then as it approaches making landfall in Nova Scotia it is expected to lose more stregth and be downgraded to a tropical storm.

Enviornment Canada still believes the storm will have a major impact on Nova Scotia and it’s residents as it will still have windspeeds as high as 140 kilometres per hour. The heaviest winds are expected to impact the Northeastern Atlantic coast of the province and it’s surrounding communities.

Southern parts of Nova Scotia may be sparred some of the heaviest winds with current forecasts for the region showing the maximum wind speeds for that area are expected to max out around 60-90 kilometres per hour.

The storm is also expected to be one of the most powerful rain events in recent memory, with some parts of the province possibly set to receive up to 200 millimetres between Friday and Sunday. Again the Northeaster portion of Nova Scotia is likely to experiance the highest rainfall in the province.

Fiona is expected to leave Nova Scotia on Saturday afternoon, continuing northeast over Prince Edward Island and towards Newfoundland and Labrodor.



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