Wind and rainfall warnings (Posted 8:30am Mar 24)

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Maximum gusts: south to southeasterly 80 km/h except 100 over exposed locations.

Locations: most of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island.

Time span: this morning, continuing into this afternoon over eastern sections.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Utility outages may occur.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm.

Locations: most of mainland Nova Scotia.

Time span: ending from west to east this morning or early this afternoon.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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

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