Tropical Storm Leslie Newfoundland-Bound, Atlantic Canada Soaked

 

A surfer paddles out into waves generated by Tropical Storm Leslie, at Lawrencetown Beach near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Leslie is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland early in the week bringing heavy rain and high winds. (The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

A surfer paddles out into waves generated by Tropical Storm Leslie, at Lawrencetown Beach near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Leslie is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland early in the week bringing heavy rain and high winds. (The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – Forecasters say the centre of tropical storm Leslie will almost certainly make landfall Tuesday in Newfoundland, though precisely where is still up for debate.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax says Leslie could touch down on the island as a marginal hurricane or a strong tropical storm.

Forecaster Chris Fogarty says the storm’s circulation is about 800-kilometres in diameter and its effects will be far-reaching.

He predicts wind gusts could top 100 kilometres an hour in parts of Newfoundland, with strong gusts also expected in Cape Breton.

Effects from the storm and a trough of low pressure are already being felt in parts of Atlantic Canada, where 100 to 150 millimetres of rain is expected to fall.

Forecasters say between 30 and 70 millimetres of rain has already drenched some areas.

Weather warnings are in place for Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

The storm’s outer bands buffeted Bermuda on Sunday, causing some power outages and littering streets with tree branches and other debris.

There was no major damage or injuries.

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Source: Huffingtonpost CA 



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