The hurricane rally has shifted west and Newfoundland residents have been warned to prepare

Larry Dimas is investigating the wreckage of a trailer rented to others in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017 in Immokalee, Florida. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

Halifax — The expected course of the hurricane rally has shifted west. The latest forecast suggests that a storm could land in eastern Newfoundland early Saturday.

Halifax’s Canadian Hurricane Center published a tropical cyclone chart this morning at 3 am on Saturday, showing the center of a storm across the island’s Avalon Peninsula.

At that point, maximum sustained winds in the rally are expected to reach 140 km / h. This is a Category 1 hurricane.

As of 5 am Atlantic Standard Time today, the rally was 970 kilometers southeast of Bermuda, producing a sustained wind of 185 kilometers per hour. This is a Category 3 hurricane.

Miami’s National Hurricane Center has issued breaking news that tropical cyclone surveillance is taking place in Bermuda, and federal agencies have advised people in southeastern Newfoundland to monitor the progress of the storm.

Although it is raining on Friday and Saturday forecasts, hurricanes are not expected to have a significant impact on other parts of Atlantic Canada.

Canadian press

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