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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, Oct. 22

Today's Picture of the Day is by seven-year-old Justin Zhao.
Today's Picture of the Day is by seven-year-old Justin Zhao. - Contributed

Weather

There is a 20 per cent chance of showers across the province Thursday morning with a mix of sun and cloud expected for the afternoon and a high of 16 C.

P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 22-28, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Oct. 22-28, 2020. - SaltWire file

 


A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

Chief meteorologist with SaltWire Network, Cindy Day. - SaltWire file
Chief meteorologist with SaltWire Network, Cindy Day. - SaltWire file

“It’s hard to know how to dress these days; the wind is not strong, but the direction keeps changing and will continue to every 12 hours or so. The warm south wind that picked up overnight will swing around to the northwest as the day goes on then veer to the east on Friday. Grandma says – east is least, but don’t worry, it’s not going to linger. A strengthening south wind will come in ahead of Hurricane Epsilon on Saturday. The storm is still not expected to make landfall, but as it tracks south of Sable, then off the Avalon, the wind will rotate around to the north. Sunday is going to be anywhere from seven to 10 degrees cooler with wind gusts to 50 km/h. Monday will be fresh but quiet ahead of an intense system that could bring us 20-30 millimetres of rain on Tuesday.”

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


Marine Forecast

October 22

CHALEUR - MISCOU: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 20 knots veering to NW 15 to 20 knots in the morning

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - WESTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 20 knots diminishing to W 15 knots in the morning then veering to N 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - EASTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 20 knots diminishing to W 15 knots in the morning then veering to N 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon

GULF – MAGDALEN: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 25 knots veering to NW 15 to 20 knots in the morning
  • WAVES: 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 metres near noon

 


Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

The Confederation Bridge is open to all authorized traffic. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at [email protected] or by phone 902-368-5025. Cash is not accepted at this time.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

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 Ferries.ca or call the Wood Islands ferry terminal at 902-962-3635.

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Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport - Contributed

For flight schedules and COVID-19 travel information, visit flyyyg.com.

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