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Weather alert issued for Wreckhouse and Port aux Basques

Weather Alert
Weather Alert

 

PORT AUX BASQUES, NL – Environment Canada has issued a weather alert for Channel-Port aux Basques and the Wreckhouse areas.

Winds up to 100 km/h are expected to develop in the Wreckhouse area overnight and will likely reach 120 km/h by Thursday morning. Winds are expected to gust near the 80 km/h mark throughout the day.

Motorists are advised to adjust their travel plans accordingly to compensate.

Marine Atlantic has also adjusted its sailings to compensate. This evening’s 23:45 sailing has been postponed for a full 24 hours and will not depart until Thursday at 23:45. The North Sydney crossing has also been canceled for tonight.

Update as of 8:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 23: Strong southeasterly winds have increased to 150 km/h this morning. Winds will begin to diminish around noon, moving westerly, but will still gust to 120 km/h for the rest of the day.

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