Thunderstorms linger in NB, NS

Downtown Halifax, NS, 02 August 2011 (TWN)

A lingering line of thunderstorms impacted much of southern New Brunswick along with central and nothern Nova Scotia for what seemed like hours yesterday.

The heavy weather was more intense in Nova Scotia where flights were grounded at Halifax Stanfield Airport, almost 20,000 lost power when lightning struck the grid and heavy rain – even hail in some areas – caused minor flooding.

Forecasters say the duration and intensity of the storms yesterday was more typical of Central Canada.

In the Maritimes, thunderstorms tend to come and go rather quickly.

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