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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Wednesday, Sept. 16

Today's Picture of the Day is by 12-year-old Sarah Ding.
Today's Picture of the Day is by 12-year-old Sarah Ding. - Contributed

Weather

There will be a mix of sun and cloud across the province Wednesday with south winds gusting to 50 km/h and a high of 20 C.

P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 16-22, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 16-22, 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

“Our local weather scene is pretty quiet, but there is so much happening all around us. While the remnants of Hurricane Paulette continue to track well off the southern tip of the Avalon, moisture from what’s left of Sally is travelling up the Mississippi Valley. It’s going to be all about timing, but it does look like the cold front pushing across the Great Lakes will win the race and reach our province ahead of the remnants of Sally. A strong south wind is developing as the front approaches and showers will come through along the edge of the system late Thursday. The moisture from what’s left of Sally will track offshore during the weekend. I am a little concerned about Teddy. Teddy is many days out but based on the forecast position of a couple steering systems, Teddy could bring us some wind and lots of rain early next week. Stay tuned…”

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


Marine Forecast

September 16

CHALEUR - MISCOU: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Light increasing to S 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Wind increasing to S 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and to S 30 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - WESTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light then increasing to S 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Wind increasing to S 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and to S 30 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - EASTERN HALF: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light then increasing to S 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Wind increasing to S 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and to S 30 knots in the evening

GULF – MAGDALEN: STRONG WIND WARNING

  • WIND: Light increasing to S 15 to 20 knots in the morning and to S 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Wind increasing to S 30 knots in the evening
  • WAVES: 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 metres in the evening


Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

Wind warning advisory: Wind conditions on Sept. 16 may result in restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge beginning at about 10 p.m. today until about 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

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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