Canada Weather Forecast: Swath of Heavy Snow, Rain to Unleash in Atlantic Canada This Weekend; Winter Storms Could Cause Travel Disruptions
The latest weather forecast warned that heavy snow and blowing winds would unleash in Atlantic Canada this weekend. The forecast advised motorists and travelers that widespread travel disruptions are possible.
People with weekend travel plans should have second thoughts, as severe weather conditions could be challenging starting this weekend.
Checking the latest weather updates is essential for motorists to avoid the hassle of road closures and delays.
Heavy snowfall and travel concerns in Atlantic Canada
According to the The Weather Network’s latest weather forecast, people in Atlantic Canada would expect heavy snow and snowfall this weekend.
Recently, the weather forecast said that Ontario and Quebec experienced heavy snow and problematic winds this week.
The same report and the Nature World News explained that the arrival of classic Canada air would bring frigid conditions until February.
Extreme temperatures are not new for many Canadians, but road disruptions are still problematic.
Moreover, CTV News Canada explained that the Polar Vortex could dump in Canada.
The Polar Vortex from Siberia brought colder temperatures to Russia. It is expected to reach portions of Canada this February 2023.
Meanwhile, The Weather Network explained that snow accumulation would unfold on Saturday in Yarmouth, Halifax, New Glasgow, Saint John, Fredericton, Miramichi, Charlottetown, Moncton, Sydney, Corner Brook, Burgeo, Gander, Marystown, and St. John.
- The weather forecast noted that residents in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland would experience heavy snow and freezing conditions.
- Due to the challenging weather conditions in Nova Scotia, the report said that schools, libraries, and businesses decided to temporarily close.
- The weather forecast also said that snowfall would occur in Cape Breton, Avalon Peninsula, St. John, and Halifax.
In a Twitter post, Halifax Stanfield International Airport said travelers should look into their flight details for possible delays and cancellations. In addition, problematic weather could affect scheduled flights.
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On the other hand, the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) advised motorists and homeowners to observe the travel conditions and travel hazards.
More about Canada’s Cold Weather
Freezing conditions, rimes, and snowstorms are common in Canada. According to Canadian Geographic, the country has one of the most extremely cold temperatures.
Canadian Geographic said that Canada recorded the coldest day on February 3, 1947, located in Yukon, making February the coldest month in the region.
Weather safety tips
Although Canadians are used to extreme temperatures, it is best to prepare for the impact of colder weather conditions in the region. A swath of heavy snow could result in health risks and significant road delays.
- Consider checking the weather until next week before planning to travel. If you have a scheduled flight, monitor the confirmation from your airlines. In most cases, the severe weather could affect travel, causing significant delays or cancellations.
- Weather agencies emphasized wearing appropriate winter clothes. Staying at home is the best decision during winter storms.
- Drive slowly, as slippery roads and poor road visibility would be hazardous.
- Don’t let your pet stay outside. Keep pets inside your home.
- Monitor the temperatures of your family members, especially those who could be the most vulnerable to colder temperatures.
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