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Wet weather postpones Port Williams fireworks, Kings County remains under weather alert

The Port Williams Days fireworks: a spectacular light show.
The Port Williams Days fireworks: a spectacular light show.

PORT WILLIAMS, NS - With up to 70 millimetres of rain expected throughout June 9, the Village of Port Williams has made the decision to postpone its fireworks.

The fireworks were expected to go ahead on June 9 at dusk on the dykes as part of the Port Williams Days celebrations. But a low-pressure system that has put Kings County under a special weather alert put a damper on those plans.

The weather system, which is tracking northeastward across Nova Scotia towards Cape Breton, has brought rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 millimetres over western portions of the province already, with additional rainfall amounts expected in the range of 15-30 mm. Strong northwesterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h have developed in the west and will spread east this evening. These strong winds will ease throughout the day June 10 as a ridge of high pressure moves into the maritimes from the west.

The Port Williams Days fireworks will now be held June 10 at dusk. Other Port Williams Days events – including the village-wide yard sale, the fire department chicken barbecue, the tribute to truckers display, the children’s parade and winery tours are all expected to go ahead as scheduled.

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