Heavy wind and rain warning issued for Nunavik’s Hudson Bay coast

Communities may experience 80 km/h winds, 50 millimeters of rain

The Kativik Regional Government is warning Hudson Bay coast residents in Nunavik to be prepared for heavy winds and rain expected to hit the region throughout the remainder of the week. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Kativik Regional Government has issued a warning that communities along Hudson Bay may experience heavy winds and rain throughout the remainder of this week.

On Thursday, winds on the Hudson coast are expected to be up to 80 km/h, according to Environment Canada. Some communities along Ungava Bay may also experience heavy winds for the next two days.

On Friday, up to 50 millimeters of rain is also forecast for the Hudson Bay coast, according to KRG.

With heavy winds and rain, KRG is warning people to be aware of objects that can get blown away, as well as muddy road conditions.

“We ask all Nunavimmiut to stay safe,” KRG said on Facebook.

Much of the weather across Nunavik has been warm as of late. Kuujjuaraapik was reported as a Quebec’s “hot spot” by Environment Canada Wednesday morning with a temperature of 24.7 C.

On Tuesday morning, Inukjuak recorded a temperature of 21.5 C, breaking a heat record of of 20 C dating back to 1954, according to Environment Canada.

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