Weather Statement: High Winds and Rain into Christmas Eve (4pm 12/20/22 report)

4:02 PM AST Tuesday 20 December 2022
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Halifax Metro and Halifax County West

An intense trough of low pressure will move into the Maritimes on Friday evening and affect the region into Saturday.

Locations: Nova Scotia

Time span: Friday afternoon into Saturday.

Remarks: A developing storm will affect the Maritime Provinces this upcoming holiday weekend. While it is too soon to provide specific details, the potential exists for strong winds accompanied by significant amounts of rain which may also impact travel. Utility outages are possible with this system.

Very large waves, storm surge and a run of spring tides have the potential to produce warning level storm surge and rough and pounding surf for Friday into Saturday.

Locations: South facing shorelines of the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

Time Span: Late Friday into Saturday. The main threat will be near the high tides on Saturday.

Additional information will be provided as the details become more certain.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Source: Release

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