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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Wednesday, Aug. 5

Today's Picture of the Day by eight-year-old Cici Xu.
Today's Picture of the Day by eight-year-old Cici Xu. - Contributed

Weather

It will be partly cloudy across the province Wednesday with a high of 28 C. A heat warning is in effect for Kings, Prince and Queens counties. Click here to view all affected communities.

P.E.I. forecast for Aug. 5-11, 2020 - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Aug. 5-11, 2020 - SaltWire file

A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

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

“Can’t travel to the tropics? No problem, a very tropical air mass has reached the province. This warm, humid air is about all we can expect from the weekend hurricane that made landfall along the North Carolina coast late Monday evening. What is left of Isaias is being steered west of the province by a well-positioned Bermuda High. As the system transitions to an extra-tropical storm, it will develop a warm and cold front. The cold front is expected to push across the province late Wednesday. Thursday will be much less humid but only slightly cooler. Another little heatwave will set up across the region this weekend and linger into the middle part of next week.”

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


Marine Forecast

August 5

CHALEUR -MISCOU: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: SE 10 to 15 knots increasing to SE 25 to 30 knots early in the morning. Wind diminishing to SW 15 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- WESTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Wind veering to SE 15 knots then increasing to S 25 knots in the morning

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT- EASTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Wind veering to SE 15 knots then increasing to S 25 knots in the morning

GULF – MAGDALEN: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to SE 15 to 20 knots early in the morning and to SE 25 to 30 knots near noon. Wind veering to S 25 to 30 knots in the evening
  • WAVES: 1 to 2 metres

Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

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.

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Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

 

Passengers are advised to check- 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.

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Daily round-trip sailings seven days per week from July 3 to Sept. 7:

  • Departing Wood Islands, P.E.I. – 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Departing Caribou, N.S. – 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 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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