Cyclone could bring heavy rains and gale-force winds

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Exact route of storm still uncertain

Environment Canada has issued a cyclone information statement for tropical storm Bertha.

Public advisory

The storm is expected to track offshore, but could affect eastern Newfoundland with rain late Wednesday and Thursday, according to Environment Canada.

There is a possibility that the rain from the post-tropical phase of the storm will affect the Avalon Peninsula area. However, Environment Canada remains uncertain of the exact route of the storm due to a low-pressure trough, which could affect the storm.

If the storm moves over land, there could be 25 to 50 millimetres of rain in southeastern Newfoundland. Environment Canada expects Newfoundland to experience ocean swells on Thursday, with large waves of up to four metres in southern Newfoundland and rip current for south and east-facing beaches. Offshore waves are expected to be much larger.

The storm will also have gale-force winds in southern and eastern Newfoundland, including especially severe storm-force winds on the southern Grand Banks.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Avalon Peninsula, Southern Newfoundland

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