Tropical Storm Watch in place for:
Halifax County – east of Porters Lake
Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
From Environment Canada
Tropical storm force winds of possible 70 gusting to 100 km/h over exposed areas from Hurricane Teddy may occur over the above regions.
Hurricane Teddy will approach Atlantic Canada on Tuesday and will track through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Potential wind gusts: 100 km/h or possibly higher over exposed areas along the Atlantic coast.
Locations: Atlantic coastal regions of Nova Scotia.
Time span: Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.
Remarks: A band of very strong easterly or northeasterly winds, likely gusting to 100 km/h or higher over exposed areas, is expected to develop during the day Tuesday and be strongest Tuesday afternoon and evening. Another period of strong winds is also likely Wednesday morning as Teddy as pulls away and moves off to the east.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds near 65 km/h or more) are possible over parts of the region within 36 hours.
By nature, a tropical storm also implies the threat of local flooding from heavy rainfall – consult your local area forecast for possible rainfall warnings.
Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Reports of storm conditions and impacts can be emailed directly to NSstorm@canada.ca or by tweeting reports by province using #NSStorm, #NBStorm, #PEStorm, #NLwx, #QCStorm or #ONStorm.