Monday, August 24, 2009

Weakening to tropical storm

In Newfoundland, tropical storm watches were in effect for all areas except the Northern Peninsula.

Peter Bowyer, with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, said Bill could bring winds of 100 km/h and 60 millimetres of rain to the south and east coasts, as well as central Newfoundland.

"We want everybody to be prepared for everything. … Just in case it doesn't weaken and it does come in at full hurricane strength that would mean 120-km/h sustained winds right at the southern portions and the exposed coastlines," Bowyer said.

He said the first signs of the storm would be felt in Port aux Basques.

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