Local weather: Tuesday, April 8

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Rainfall warning in effect

AMHERST – Up to 55 mm of rainfall is expected today.


Environment Canada has issues a rainfall warning for Cumberland County and the Cobequid Pass as a low pressure system moves into the area this morning.

Today, increasing cloudiness. Rain, at times heavy, beginning this morning. Risk of thundershowers late this afternoon. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this morning then increasing to 50 gusting to 70. High 8.

Tonight, rain at times heavy changing to periods of drizzle or showers this evening. Risk of thundershowers early this evening. Amount 10 mm. Fog patches. Wind southeast 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 this evening then southwest 40 gusting to 70 near midnight. Temperature rising to 11 by morning.

For tomorrow, mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Clearing in the evening. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 late in the morning then northwest 20 early in the evening. Temperature falling to 7 in the afternoon.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cumberland County

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