Halifax’s warmest Christmas Day ever recorded

It is the most special and magical time of the year. Everything is permeated with the spirit of the holiday everywhere. So, now, during the pandemic and quarantine, different online casinos, such as PlayAmo, offer themed games and slots that will appeal to players. You can listen to the soundtracks of famous Christmas songs, and the reels are loaded with Xmas paraphernalia.

Yet, now, there are many other important events for residents that concern everyone. We will tell you about one of these events in our article.

Environment Canada is collecting weather data since the 1950s, and this Christmas was the warmest Halifax has seen since then.

According to their website, the city broke the last Christmas record. Then it was 13.1C, and now the temperature reached 13.4C.

Two other seaside capitals, Charlottetown and Fredericton, also broke their warmest December 25th temperature records. In Fredericton, the earlier record was 12C, and this year the temperature has reached 17.3C.

Recall that from Friday to Saturday morning last week, there were pretty high winds across most territories of the province.

Myriads of New Scots woke up out of the blue in the darkness of their own homes on a magical Boxing Day. All morning power outages were restored fastly by noon. Yet, many other Nova Scotia Power users lost energypower to their own homes in the afternoon.

The outages began at noon on Saturday and were reportedly caused by strong northerly winds and fallen broken trees. As a result, they damaged power lines.

In Nova Scotia, according to a map showing all the power outages, it was restored for almost everyone. The remainder, namely 13 power customers across the province, had it back before 6 p.m.

On Saturday morning, yet, 7,300 people, in the area from Amherst to Northumberland Strait, were still without power.

The power outage there began at about 6 a.m. and was primarily caused by damage to transmission equipment.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, small power outages were reported everywhere in other parts of Nova Scotia, from Sydney to Cape Breton and Liverpool on the south coast.

Environment Canada, a community organization, issued special prepared weather reports for much of the eastern province. They are still in effect.

Rain warnings issued earlier for Annapolis, Cumberland, Digby, Hunts, Kings, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, and Yarmouth counties have since been lifted.

Up to 60 millimeters of rain is expected in some areas, with maximum wind gusts up to 70 km/h, with even stronger gusts possible in other open areas. We remind you to be careful, as rain turns to snow as temperatures drop.

Previous high wind warnings are still valid for Inverness, Mabou and the Northern counties, where maximum wind gusts can reach 120 km/h.

Also, it’s worth remembering that the weather also affects ferry crossings in the whole province. According to data from Bay Ferries website, ferries from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick depart from Digby, N.S., half an hour early.

Atlantic Fleet, which made ferries going to Newfoundland from North Sydney, also are expected to continue crossing water on Saturday.

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