TORONTO – It looks like Nova Scotia and Newfoundland will miss the worst of post-tropical storm Bertha.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Bertha was located about 400 kilometres south-southwest of Sable Island, moving east-northeast at 50 km/h. Maximum sustained winds were 50 km/h with stronger gusts.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre said that the remnant low – no longer a tropical cyclone – will pass south of the Avalon Peninsula Thursday producing moderate northerly winds, gusting to 50 km/h.
There will be some showers in Newfoundland, though they will not be related to Bertha.
Some ocean swells – about one metre to one-and-a-half metres – are to be expected along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Wednesday.
Storm warnings are in effect for the southern parts of Laurentian Fan and the Southern Grand Banks with waves of six metres offshore, south of the storm track.
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