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Quebec and the Maritimes under warning of rain

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By Saturday afternoon, several areas had already received nearly 100 millimeters of rain.

The Canadian Press

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Regions of Quebec and Maritimes are under a rain warning for the Thanksgiving long weekend. By Saturday afternoon, several areas had already received nearly 100 millimeters of rain.

The rain started Friday evening in some areas. The regions expecting the most rain are Montreal, the Laurentians, and Lanaudière.

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, 97 millimeters of rain had fallen in Montreal, according to Environment Canada.

The district of Saint-Hubert, in Longueuil (Montérégie), had received 110 millimeters of precipitation. In L'Assomption (Lanaudière), 91 millimeters of rain fell.

Environment Canada meteorologist Julien Chartrand indicated that the quantities There will be less rain in the east of the province.

The further east we go, the more the quantities generally decrease. So, on the Quebec side, we expect more than 25 to 50 millimeters (of rain), Mauricie, around 50 to 70 millimeters. Otherwise, locally in mountainous terrain, like in Charlevoix, it could be quite significant quantities as well, we are talking about 80 to 100 millimeters, added Mr. Chartrand.

The town of Trois-Rivières, in Mauricie, received 21 millimeters of water on Saturday afternoon. In the same region, Shawinigan received 63 millimeters of precipitation.

Rain is expected to persist until midday Sunday, or even into the evening in some areas.

For more remote areas #x27;east, the rain has not yet started, so for the region of Quebec, Estrie, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, the rain will only start in the evening (Saturday) , indicated Mr. Chartrand.

In eastern Quebec and the Maritimes, a rain warning has been issued for areas from Charlevoix to southwest Nova Scotia as well as western New Brunswick.

Heavy rains can cause flash flooding and water accumulation on roads, Environment Canada also warned.

Several streets in Montreal were indeed subject to accumulations of water on Saturday morning. In some cases, water overflowed onto sidewalks and the grounds of surrounding homes.

Environment Canada recommends paying attention to areas where the ground is subsided near rivers, streams and culverts.

The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and the North Shore are also at risk to experience strong winds, blowing up to 90 km/h.

Tropical Storm Philippe is expected to become a post-tropical storm at where it will make landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday and move north to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Combined with a low pressure system, it should produce heavy rain with gusts. Quebec could be affected by its remains.


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