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P.E.I. weather and travel updates – Wind warning in effect for Kings County

A wind warning is in effect for Kings County.
A wind warning is in effect for Kings County. - Environment Canada



Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring in Kings County.

A low-pressure moving southeastward across the eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence later today will give strengthening northwest winds to Prince Edward Island this afternoon as the low passes by. Over Kings County gusts up to 90 km/h are expected. These winds will diminish overnight tonight.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: Significant rain, strong southwest winds and very mild temperatures across the Island likely Thursday and Thursday night.

A warm front will approach the Maritimes from the southwest on Wednesday and cross the Maritimes Wednesday night. This front will usher in much milder air and strengthening southwest winds. Snow may spread across P.E.I. Wednesday night, then likely changing to rain across the Island by Thursday morning.

At this time, indications are that rain, strong southwest winds and very mild temperatures will persist throughout P.E.I. until Friday morning. A return to colder, drier weather is expected on Friday.

Areas that are vulnerable to excess rain falling on frozen ground may have issues with water not being absorbed or draining off well. This is particularly true where snow cover melts contributing to excess water over the frozen ground.

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Confederation Bridge

WIND WARNING ADVISORY: Weather services today indicate wind conditions that may result in restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Charlottetown Airport

Flights are on schedule at the Charlottetown airport.

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