Quebec and Maritimes: Environment Canada predicts a strong mild spell on Wednesday
After the storm, a thaw is expected in the east of the country.
A strong thaw is looming in most regions of Quebec and the Maritimes, which are recovering as best they can from the effects of the harsh winter conditions of the past few days.
Environment Canada announces that as of Wednesday, the mercury will rise well above the freezing point in almost all urban centers in Quebec, night and day. This thaw should last at least four days, until New Year's Eve.
In its forecast sent Monday morning, Environment Canada specifies that between Wednesday and Saturday, daytime temperatures will increase from 0°C to 9°C in Montreal and that they will rise to 7 °C at night.
Waves forced the closure of a portion of Route 132 in Sainte -Flavie, in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saturday.
Similar conditions will be observed elsewhere. The mercury will rise to 10°C in Sherbrooke, 7°C in Quebec, 6°C in Gatineau, Saguenay, Rimouski and Charlevoix and 4°C in Gaspé.
The federal agency adds that from Wednesday to Sunday, the weather will be generally rainy.
Similar weather conditions are expected in the Maritimes. Temperatures will approach the 10°C mark in Edmundston, Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, as well as Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Edward. The temperature is even expected to rise to 11°C on Saturday in Halifax.