Hurricane Gert prompts special weather statement for Nova Scotia

The second hurricane of the Atlantic season has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the southern and western coasts of Nova Scotia, including HRM.

They say although Hurricane Gert will not have a direct effect on the province, storm swell could be an issue.

Swells are expected to start in the tri-county area around noon Wednesday, peaking late in the day, they’ll spread east to Cape Breton in the afternoon, with waves breaking to 2 to 3 metres along parts of the coast.

Rip currents are likely and the agency says the public, especially swimmers, should exercise caution.

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