August 6, 2014 4:25 pm
Updated: August 6, 2014 4:29 pm

Post -tropical storm Bertha will pass south of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

This GOES-East satellite image shows that Post-Tropical Storm Bertha has become associated with a frontal system and has acquired extra-tropical characteristics about 300 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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.

The path of Bertha takes the centre of Bertha south of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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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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