Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 4 as it heads toward Bermuda with maximum sustained winds around 130 mph (215 km/h) and higher gusts.
🌀 Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to reach Bermuda by early Thursday.
The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Afterwards Fiona will strike Nova Scotia as a Major Hurricane by the next weekend, making it possibly the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Canadian History.
It’s still too early to tell just how severe Fiona will be as it arrives, but the provinces of Atlantic Canada should prepare to brace for some major impacts over the weekend in the form of prolonged periods of heavy rain leading to flooding and also tropical storm force or even hurricane force winds.
↗️ The storm system will continue to gradually strengthen in the coming days as it moves north and then northeast this week.
While it won’t make landfall in the U.S., the hurricane will affect the entire East Coast with huge waves, rip currents and coastal flooding from Florida to Maine as it moves northward.
The entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador will feel the storm’s effects but western Newfoundland will see the strongest wind.
While some uncertainty remains with the track and details, it’s all but certain the storm will have an impact in the region.
Prolonged heavy rainfall and potential for flooding is likely along and left of the track.
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