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Environment Canada says Halifax should prepare for intense rainfall and strong winds

A special weather statement is in effect for Halifax and much of Nova Scotia. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Haligonians should prepare for a wet and windy day on Thursday as Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region.

A low-pressure system is set to approach the Maritimes on Thursday and will bring with it “moderate to intense” rainfall as well as strong southeasterly winds throughout Thursday.

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According to Environment Canada, the latest data indicates the Halifax region could receive an accumulation of 40 millimetres of rain by Friday morning and there is a possibility there could be enough to warrant a weather warning.

The weather system is also expected to affect large parts of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic-facing coast.

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Be prepared, it could be a wet next couple of days.

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