Storm Beryl | The “remnants” of the hurricane will reach Quebec on Wednesday afternoon

Storm Beryl | The “remnants” of the hurricane will reach Quebec on Wednesday afternoon

Cyclone beryl It has lost significant strength. Its “remnants” will reach southern Quebec on Wednesday afternoon, before continuing on to the Maritimes, but only heavy rain is expected.

“We can already say it’s not a hurricane anymore, that’s for sure. It’s not even a tropical storm anymore,” says Simon Legault, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

“The hurricane, which made landfall in Texas, has lost a lot of strength as it has traveled almost 3,000 kilometres from Quebec. It has lost its strength, the winds have decreased. We will have a little bit of wind eventually, but nothing that will cause us any damage,” confirms Simon Legault.

This “remnant” of the hurricane should take the form of heavy rainfall, “a very normal depression typical of our latitudes,” the meteorologist explains. It will hit the Toronto area overnight Tuesday into Wednesday or Wednesday morning, before continuing towards southern Quebec, then towards the Maritimes.

Heavy rain is expected.

In the Greater Toronto Area, 40 to 60 mm of rain is expected, with more in some places. Heavy rains, generating 20 to 40 mm of rain per hour, are possible at times, according to an alert issued by Environment Canada.

In southern Quebec, these rains are expected to reach their peak during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, accompanied by some thunderstorms, then continue throughout the day on Thursday. The rains will be especially heavy in areas south of the St. Lawrence River near the U.S. border.

In Estrie and south of Monteregie, we expect between 50 and 70 mm of rain, plus moderate winds. Near Montreal, in Centre-du-Québec and Beaus, we expect between 30 and 50 mm of rain.

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“It is still large, but these quantities should not cause much damage. The river levels are not worrying. There should not be many consequences, other than the backups of the city’s sewers, for example,” adds Simon Legault. “So it has nothing to do with what we saw further south. And it certainly would not be that scenario at all for us.”

First Storm to Become Category 5 Hurricane in Atlantic beryl It killed at least 10 people as it passed over the Caribbean and Venezuela, as well as eight deaths in the southern United States. The tropical storm hit Texas on Monday, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses and dumping heavy rains that rescued dozens.

With information from Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press

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