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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, Sept. 17

Today's Picture of the Day is by 10-year-old Hillary Lam.
Today's Picture of the Day is by 10-year-old Hillary Lam. - Contributed

Weather

There will be a mix of sun and cloud across the province Thursday with a 20 per cent chance of showers, strong southwest winds gusting to 60 km/h and a high of 21 C.

P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 17-23, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 17-23, 2020. - SaltWire file

 

A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

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

“The southwest wind that kicked up late yesterday continues to gust to 50 and even 60 km/h on the warm side of an approaching cold front. As the front nears, showers will develop from west to east. The wind will drop off and veer to the north as the front pushes east of the Island tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to take quite a tumble with afternoon highs in the low teens on Friday. We’re in for a fall-like weekend with a mix of sun and cloud and cooler than normal temperatures. Monday looks fair, but after that, Hurricane Teddy could come calling. Stay tuned.”

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


Marine Forecast

September 17

CHALEUR - MISCOU: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 30 knots diminishing to NW 20 knots in the morning

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - WESTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 30 knots diminishing to NW 20 knots in the morning

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - EASTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 30 knots diminishing to NW 20 knots in the morning

GULF – MAGDALEN: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SW 35 to 45 knots diminishing to SW 25 to 30 knots in the morning and to W 20 knots in the afternoon. Wind veering to NW 20 to 25 knots in the evening
  • WAVES: 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 metres in the afternoon


Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

Temporary lane closure: wide load crossing Thursday, Sept. 17 at noon for 30 minutes. Drivers should expect delays.

Attention: Restrictions on interprovincial traffic (within the Atlantic provinces only) due to COVID-19 have been lifted and the bridge is open to all traffic. A reminder that cash is not accepted at this time. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at publicsafety@gov.pe.ca or by phone at 902-368-5025. For travel information to New Brunswick, call 1-800-462-8387.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport - Contributed

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

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


Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

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

RELATED: What to Expect While Sailing with Northumberland Ferries Limited

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