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Hurricane Danielle likely to spare N.S.

Hurricane Danielle is forming in the Atlantic but most likely won’t hit us here.

Hurricane Danielle is forming in the Atlantic but most likely won’t hit us here.

Chris Fogarty, program supervisor of the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, said Danielle isn’t forecast to strike Nova Scotia and only has about a five to 10 per cent chance of affecting the eastern part of Newfoundland and Labrador.

But he said if the season’s second Atlantic hurricane was to change course, Danielle would be here early next week.

“At this stage in the game it’s all probabilities but if ... it made it up this way it would probably be a weather factor probably Sunday or Monday,” Fogarty said.

He said Danielle is still quiet, but the centre is monitoring the storm for “offshore marine interests.”

Danielle has formed far from land in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.

It’s expected to strengthen in the next couple of days, with forecasters saying the storm could become a major hurricane by tomorrow.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be mostly a mid-ocean issue,” Fogarty said.

Forecast
Chris Fogarty said Halifax should expect more storms to develop in the coming weeks, possibly more than normal.

 
 
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