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Updated: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:19:41 GMT | By The Canadian Press, cbc.ca

Hurricane Cristobal to bring wind, rain to Atlantic Canada



Forecasters say the combination could result in wind and rain in excess of 50 millimetres in parts of the region starting today and continuing Friday. weather.gc.ca

Forecasters say the combination could result in wind and rain in excess of 50 millimetres in parts of the region starting today and continuing Friday. weather.gc.ca

Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax says the storm is racing northeastward toward the Grand Banks off Newfoundland.

It's packing maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.

Cristobal is expected to stay out at sea, but the centre says it will merge with a slow-moving cold front that's passing over the Atlantic provinces.

Forecasters say the combination could result in wind and rain in excess of 50 millimetres in parts of  Atlantic Canada, starting Thursday and continuing Friday.

Ocean swells are expected along coastal areas of Nova Scotia and southern Newfoundland.

Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and the storm has been blamed for at least five deaths.

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