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Parts of the Maritimes to be hit with extreme cold and or rain

02/22/2015 04:18 EST | Updated 04/24/2015 05:59 EDT
Environment Canada has issued weather warnings covering New Brunswick, P.E.I. and parts of Nova Scotia for the coming days.

In New Brunswick, an extreme cold warning has been issued for the entire province. Environment Canada says that “moderate northwest winds will usher in a cold air mass to the Maritimes giving extreme wind chill values of minus 35 to minus 40 overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.”

In P.E.I., a similar warning has been issued. Environment Canada says that cold arctic air coming into the region, coupled with strong northwesterly winds could lead to a wind chill of about -35 C by Tuesday morning.

In Nova Scotia, the forecaster has issued extreme cold and/or rainfall warnings for the northern half of the province.

Extreme cold warnings have been issued for:

- Antigonish County

- Colchester County

- Cumberland County

- Inverness County

- Pictou County

- Richmond County

- Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County

- Victoria County

The strong northwesterly winds could lead to a wind chill of about -35 C by Tuesday morning in these areas.

Rainfall warnings of about 20 to 30 millimetres of rain have been issued Sunday evening for:

- Guysborough County

- Halifax County – east of Porters Lake

Both extreme cold and rainfall warnings have been issued for:

- Richmond County

- Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County

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