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Rip-tide, high-wave warning issued for South West Nova Scotia

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of rip currents and 2-3 metre high waves for Wednesday into Thursday.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of rip currents and 2-3 metre high waves for Wednesday into Thursday.

Tri-counties - Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement in effect for Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby counties. Although Hurricane Gert will not have a direct effect on Nova Scotia, long period swell from the storm will move into the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia on Wednesday and will persist into Thursday.

The swell will produce waves breaking to 2 to 3 metres along parts of the coast, and rip currents are likely.
The tri-county area will experience swells starting near noon Wednesday and spread east to Cape Breton in the afternoon. Maximum waves are expected in the tri-county area late in the day, and will spread east to Cape Breton after midnight and into Thursday. Waves will gradually diminish Thursday into Friday from west to east.


The public should exercise caution, especially swimmers on the beaches.
Continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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