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A weather cocktail expected for the country until Monday

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Dec11,2023

A weather cocktail expected for the country until Monday

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A mix of weather conditions, including freezing rain, are expected for Quebec and the Maritimes. (Archive photo)


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Environment Canada issued rain, freezing rain, high winds and snow warnings for the entire country on Sunday until 'See you Monday evening. A mix of weather conditions is expected, particularly for Quebec and the Maritimes.

The low pressure system which will cross part of Quebec could leave large quantities of rain which will vary from 15 to 25 millimeters depending on the sector, warns Environment Canada. Flooding is possible in places, particularly in the lowlands.

The precipitation, which began as rain on Sunday morning, will change to snow on Monday .

Up to 15 centimeters of snow are expected in Charlevoix by Monday evening, but the rest of the region should receive fewer flakes. Environment Canada still announces quantities of around 5 to 10 centimeters.

In Estrie, we expect around fifteen centimeters of snow until Monday evening. A special weather report from Environment Canada is in effect for Monday.

Snowfall forecast for Monday is being closely monitored by Hydro-Québec. The amount of snow and the type of precipitation that falls will have a great influence on the possible triggering of outages.

The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility recommends that Saguenéens and Jeannois be more careful than usual on the roads due to snow precipitation expected in the region. 10 to 20 centimeters of snow are forecast and blowing snow is expected late Monday.

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Environment Canada's snow warning for Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean notes changing road conditions that are rapidly deteriorating for Monday. However, Lac-Saint-Jean should receive less snow on Monday than Saguenay. We expect to have somewhere between 10 and 20 centimeters of snow.

As for central Quebec, it should receive around twenty centimeters of snow by Monday evening.

A storm surge warning is also in effect for the Lower North Shore as well as the tip Gaspésie.

Rain and snow are mainly expected in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Haute-Côte-Nord. 20 to 30 millimeters of rain are expected overnight from Sunday to Monday in the Kamouraska–Rivières-du-loup region as well as in the Rimouski sector. This rain will turn into snow early Monday morning with an accumulation of around fifteen centimeters in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

The same amount of snow is expected on the North Shore.

This variation between rain and snow is due to a succession of two low pressure systems. The system expected on Monday picks up the moisture from the previous system which caused rain in the last few days.

On the Gaspé Peninsula east of Matane and Amqui, rainfall of 40 to 60 millimeters is expected. Small amounts of snow may also fall.

Strong winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour are forecast starting late Monday afternoon on the Gaspé tip and on the Lower North Shore.

A warning of southerly winds from 80 to 100 kilometers to the The time is also in effect in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine Monday afternoon and evening.

Severe weather is expected in all maritime provinces. Eastern areas of the province are expecting a combination of snow, rain and strong winds on Monday.

Gusts of 70 to 80 km/h are forecast for Prince Edward Island beginning Monday noon. These will continue until the evening, indicates Environment Canada.

In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, temperatures are expected to rise to 10°C, or 10 degrees above seasonal normal. A high wind warning is also in effect in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, where more than 70 millimeters of rain are expected by Monday evening.

Environment Canada has also issued a blizzard warning for Nunavut.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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