Nova Scotia

Katia will bring big waves to N.S.

Weather forecasters say hurricane Katia is expected to remain well off the coast of Atlantic Canada, but they're warning Nova Scotia beachgoers to be careful.

Swimmers warned to be careful

The early swells from hurricane Katia on Nova Scotia's eastern shore on Thursday. (CBC)

Weather forecasters say hurricane Katia is expected to remain well off the coast of Atlantic Canada, but they're warning Nova Scotia beachgoers to be careful.

Katia is moving northward as a Category 1 storm between the U.S. and Bermuda, and it's expected to take a turn to the northeast on Friday.

Sea swells of two to three metres are expected along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Thursday and Friday, Environment Canada said. The swells could result in wave breaking heights of three to four metres at some beaches.

Environment Canada said the wave action could lead to dangerous surf and riptide conditions, and curious onlookers should stay well away.

Meanwhile, gale-force winds are expected in some places in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland offshore areas on Friday and Saturday.

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