The City of Montreal is calling for Halloween celebrations to be moved to Friday due to poor weather conditions.
On Twitter, the city and Mayor Valérie Plante are advising trick-or-treaters to head out on Friday to avoid getting soaked by the 40 to 70 mm of rain that is expected to begin falling tonight.
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“I invite Montrealers to spend Halloween on Friday [because] of the rain and strong winds announced tomorrow,” Plante stated.
Avis météo: j’invite les petits et grands Montréalais.e.s à passer l’#Halloween vendredi en raison de la pluie et des vents violents annoncés demain. Nos services seront au rendez-vous, et faites preuve de prudence comme à l’habitude. Bonne cueillette de bonbons! #polmtl pic.twitter.com/B0CKoP7mu0
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) October 30, 2019
La Ville de Montréal invite les citoyens et citoyennes à passer l’Halloween vendredi, en raison de la pluie et des vents violents annoncés demain, ainsi qu’à prioriser la sécurité.
Les services municipaux seront au rendez-vous. pic.twitter.com/gUPIxRKtnO
— Ville de Montréal (@MTL_Ville) October 30, 2019
According to Environment Canada, strong winds that could reach up to 80 km/h are expected tomorrow night and into Friday evening.
Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected, and the alert also states that localized flooding in low-lying areas is a possibility.
The weather agency warns that heavy downpour can cause flash floods and water pooling on the roads.
The rainfall warning is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
Earlier today, several other towns across the province including Sainte-Julie, McMasterville, and Varennes, also announced it would be pushing Halloween to Friday due to the poor weather.