Cristobal may bring 70 mm of rain to parts of Newfoundland

Hurricane Cristobal is seen off the east coast of the United States in an image taken from NOAA's...

Hurricane Cristobal is seen off the east coast of the United States in an image taken from NOAA's Goes-East satellite at 0907EDT/1307GMT August 27, 2014. Hurricane Cristobal continued moving north and its center is expected to pass well west of Bermuda on Wednesday, where a tropical storm watch is in effect and heavy rain is likely, the National Hurricane Center said. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:13 AM ET

Parts of Newfoundland may see up to 70 mm of rain Friday as hurricane Cristobal collides with a low-pressure system over the Atlantic.

Cristobal is set to hit the southeastern Grand Banks Friday morning and, when it merges with the cold frontal trough, may "result in locally heavy rainfall" over parts of southeastern Newfoundland, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said.

The hurricane is not expected to make landfall.

Much of Atlantic Canada will experience gusty winds up to 80 km/h and Atlantic coasts may see ocean swells of up 2-3 m.

"With the passage of hurricane Cristobal well offshore of Newfoundland, its rapid forward speed of travel over the Southern Grand Banks may trigger rapid tide-like changes in harbour water levels over eastern Newfoundland," the centre said in a statement.

"The main concerns with this storm are very large waves and hurricane-force winds that are forecast over the Southern Grand Banks."

 


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