Four Atlantic provinces hammered with heavy Christmas Day rainfall

By on December 26, 2014


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HALIFAX — If you were dreaming of a wet, windy Christmas Day in the Atlantic provinces, you got your wish.

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for all of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The national weather forecaster says up to 75 millimetres of rain is possible in some areas of all three provinces before it tapers off this evening.

In southwest Newfoundland, as much as 80 millimetres of rain is expected.

Temperatures are already soaring above normal in the Maritimes, reaching 14 degrees in Halifax.

Wind warnings have also been issued in Newfoundland, with winds gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour along the west and south coasts.

Environment Canada is warning people in low-lying areas of the Atlantic provinces that flooding is possible.