The early week in portions of Atlantic Canada recorded a storm that unloaded heavy rainfall and freezing conditions on Monday.
The forecast said that the weather conditions could be challenging until this week.
Motorists planning to travel and prepare for outdoor activities should consider the weather conditions in portions of Atlantic Canada.
The freezing rain and conditions could result in cold-related health risks and significant travel commutes.
Although some residents are used to frigid conditions in Atlantic Canada, the weather conditions could still be problematic.
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Quebec, Canada, as the snow comes down on December 22, 2022
According to the recent weather from the The Weather Network, the report explained that heavy rainfall persisted in residents in Atlantic Canada.
In addition, freezing rain was forecasted to unfold in Edmundston, Miramichi, Gaspe, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Chevery, Anticosti, Corner Brook and Burgeo.
The Weather Network added that the freezing rain will continue until this week.
Therefore, residents in the affected areas should observe the weather conditions.
- According to the forecast, the freezing rain conditions would continue in portions of north and southern Labrador from Tuesday to Wednesday.
- Meanwhile, rain showers could unload in Atlantic provinces from Wednesday to Thursday.
- Residents in the Newfoundland and portions of the Maritime could expect rain and snow until the end of the week.
- Portions of Nova Scotia could expect thunderstorms.
The Guardian reported that heavy rain and snow could unleash this week in the United Kingdom.
Although portions of Europe recorded the warmest January this year, the weather in the UK would still experience temperatures drop.
Portions of the United Kingdom are on cold weather alert as snow and ice warnings alerted residents and motorists of extreme cold temperatures.
Ice pellets and Flooding in Atlantic Canada
Meanwhile, the weather report added that the stormy conditions in Atlantic Canada resulted in power outages, significant travel delays and school class suspensions.
- Based on the The Weather Network’s report, class cancellations occurred in New Brunswick and Newfoundland due to storm threats (as of Monday)
- Meanwhile, power outages were recorded: 6,000 in Nova Scotia and 11,000 in portions of New Brunswick.
The report also said that ice pellets occurred in the affected areas, especially in portions of the Maritimes, northern Newfoundland and northern New Brunswick.
Meanwhile, the forecast also said rain could stay until Wednesday or Thursday morning. Rain is expected to unload in Yarmouth, Halifax, New Glasgow, Sydney, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, Miramichi, Saint John, Gaspe, Corner Brook, Burgeo, Grander, Marystown and St. John.
Frigid conditions and road safety
The weather report said that the freezing rain would continue until Thursday.
Therefore, motorists should be careful with untreated road pavements and roadways. Driving slowly is advisable as icy conditions are prone to road accidents.
According to the CDC advisory on cold weather, it is best to stay warm and be updated with weather alerts.
If the weather worsens, rescheduling your trip could be the best option.
However, driving at night could be difficult due to road visibility.
Meanwhile, the cold conditions could be challenging for vulnerable people.
Cold-related health risks could emerge. Checking temperatures, especially at night, would be important.
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