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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, Oct. 1

Today's Picture of the Day is by six-year-old Suki Lu.
Today's Picture of the Day is by six-year-old Suki Lu. - Contributed


It will be a sunny day across the province Thursday with a high of 22 C.

P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 1-7, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 1-7, 2020. - SaltWire file


A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day
SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day

“The surface trough with its high wind gusts and showers has moved off the Island; we’re between it and the next rainmaker that will move up from the southwest tomorrow night. There wasn’t much of an air mass change behind the trough and the winds remains out of the south and southwest across the province. There will be an impressive wind shift behind Friday night’s rain event. The wind will come around to the north as the wet weather moves out. The first weekend of October is going to be cooler and a little more like fall. If you’re still in need of some moisture, I’m watching a large rain system that should reach our region late Monday.”

Click here for weather updates throughout the day from the SaltWire Network weather desk.

Marine Forecast

October 1


  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots


  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots


  • WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots


  • WIND: SW 25 knots becoming SW 15 to 20 knots in the morning
  • WAVES: 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 metres in the morning


Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

Attention: The bridge is open to all authorized traffic. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at or by phone at 902-368-5025. For travel information to New Brunswick, call 1-844-462-8387. Cash is not accepted at this time.

For updates, visit

Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport - Contributed

For flight schedules and COVID-19 travel information, visit

RELATED: COVID-19 information and what to expect when you travel

Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

**Effective Oct. 1, due to changes in federal regulations, Northumberland Ferries Ltd. passengers travelling with a vehicle will be required, upon embarkation, to exit their vehicle for the duration of the voyage. Passengers are reminded that face coverings are required during embarkation/disembarkation, while moving about the vessel and while using the washroom. Face coverings can be removed once seated where social distancing can be maintained. Passengers are advised to check-in at least 40 minutes before departure to allow time for the additional screening procedures implemented for everyone’s safety. Walk-on passengers may check-in 30 minutes before departure. Northumberland Ferries Limited strongly recommends all customers – including walk-ons – make a reservation online or by calling toll free 1-877-762-7245.**

Daily round-trip sailings from Sept. 8 to Nov. 30:

  • Departing Wood Islands, P.E.I. — Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • Departing Caribou, N.S. — Monday to Friday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

To read the NFL’s COVID-19 response measures, click here.

For more information, visit or call the Wood Islands ferry terminal at 902-962-3635.


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