ARTHUR crossing the Strait of Belle Isle

Ex-tropical storm ARTHUR has made quite an impact over north-eastern Canada over the past 24 hours and is currently clipping the north-west coast of Newfoundland, passing across the Strait of Belle Isle. This is starting to weaken as it heads towards the Labrador Sea. This is now well past peak strength but still causing 60 knot gusts over a sizeable windfield. and has caused considerable disruption over Nova Scotia with widespread power interruptions. There is a new low pressure system - disturbance seven - extending north-eastwards from Florida to the subtropical coast of North Carolina. Though development is unlikely and if anything were to mobilise will head out to sea in two or three days. Some mopping up in Newfoundland, otherwise, stand easy