Alerts for: Upper Gatineau - Lièvre - Papineau

Statements

4:44 AM EST Sunday 21 December 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Upper Gatineau - Lièvre - Papineau

A rainy Christmas.

A storm is expected to affect Eastern Canada on December 24 and 25.



A low pressure system in development over the Central United States
Will begin to strengthen over the Great Lakes area at the beginning
Of next week. A strong southerly flow will settle over the eastern
Part of the continent, bringing a mild and humid air mass over the
Province of Quebec and the Maritimes.



Christmas night will be rainy, with temperatures ranging from 2 to 10
Degrees Celsius, depending on the region. Strong easterly winds will
Also develop. The combination of strong winds and strong tides will
Increase the risk of coastal flooding and breaking sea conditions.



Beginning on Tuesday the 23rd, temperatures will be increasingly
Milder and precipitation will slowly begin to fall as snow over
Western Quebec. Freezing rain is possible before precipitation
Changes over to rain. On December 24 and 25, the entire province will
Be affected by a period of rain. Total rainfall amounts could exceed
25 millimetres.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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