Tropical cyclone information statement released (2:30p Sep 18)


Hurricane Teddy will approach the Maritimes early next week with impacts likely for parts of the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As of Friday afternoon, major hurricane Teddy is currently southeast of Bermuda and is moving northwestward. Teddy will continue on its current path over the next few days before making a turn northward on Sunday. Teddy is then expected to enter the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone on Monday before approaching the Maritimes on Tuesday.

Track errors this far in advance remain large, but the latest computer modelling suggests that the centre of Teddy could make landfall along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia late Tuesday. Possible impacts include strong, potentially damaging winds, storm surge along with pounding surf, and heavy rainfall.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre is closely monitoring the evolution of this potentially dangerous storm. Interests in Atlantic Canada should closely monitor forecasts this weekend as the situation continues to evolve.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre will begin issuing regular updates on Teddy beginning 09:00 AM Saturday.

Province: Be prepared for Hurricane Teddy

HRP: Be responsible neighbors