Hurricane Teddy will likely impact Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence region as a strong post-tropical storm over Tuesday and Wednesday, said an information statement issued by Environment Canada.
In the statement issued early Saturday morning, Environment Canada said Teddy is currently a category three system over the Tropical Atlantic well southeast of Bermuda.
Over the next two days, it will slowly move up, passing east of Bermuda on Monday, when it will begin to accelerate towards Nova Scotia.
When it reaches Canadian waters south of the Maritimes on Tuesday, it will be a category two hurricane, but is expected to be a very dangerous tropical storm as it moves though eastern Nova Scotia and southwestern Newfoundland.
Significant rainfall will be to the north and west of the storm’s track, with the highest amounts likely to be in the southern Maritimes and south coast of Newfoundland.
Most regions will see tropical storm force winds and potentially hurricane force winds to the south of the track. Wind impacts could be enhanced due to foliage on trees, meaning greater potential for power outages.
Large waves will build over southern marine waters Tuesday, breaking higher along Nova Scotia and the southern Newfoundland coastline, with rough and pounding surf. Storm surges are possible for parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Magdalen Islands and Newfoundland, but it is too early to be specific about which portions of the coastline may be affected.
Environment Canada warns that every effort should be made to secure temporary structures ahead of the storm and advises people to continue monitoring alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre.