Help the Government of Canada organize its website!

Complete an anonymous 5-minute questionnaire. Start now.

1985-Gloria

Legend of sources

Gloria made landfall over New Brunswick, Quebec and Labrador as a tropical storm with winds of 93 km/h on September 28 and 29.

Rainfall image map of Hurricane Gloria, which entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 27, 1985. Gloria made landfall over New Brunswick, Quebec and Labrador on September 28 and 29, 1985. Gloria left the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 30, 1985 and then dissipated on October 2, 1985. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 80 millimetres in Ontario, 115 millimetres in Quebec, 43.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 47 millimetres in Newfoundland and 65.5 millimetres in Labrador
Rainfall image map of Hurricane Gloria, which entered the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 27, 1985. Gloria made landfall over New Brunswick, Quebec and Labrador on September 28 and 29, 1985. Gloria left the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone on September 30, 1985 and then dissipated on October 2, 1985. Maximum provincial rainfalls: 80 millimetres in Ontario, 115 millimetres in Quebec, 43.5 millimetres in New Brunswick, 47 millimetres in Newfoundland and 65.5 millimetres in Labrador

Gloria began on September 16, 1985 as a disturbance near the Cape Verde Islands. Gloria grew to a category four hurricane with winds of up to 230 km/h. It entered the CHC Response Zone on September 27 as a category two hurricane with winds of 160 km/h and weakened rapidly. Gloria made landfall over New Brunswick, Quebec and Labrador as a tropical storm with winds of 93 km/h on September 28 and 29. New Brunswick received high winds that knocked out power in Fredericton and St. Stephen. There were also some reports of damage within Nova Scotia. Gloria left the CHC Response Zone on September 30 and dissipated on October 2.

  • Gloria was ultimately responsible for the creation of the Canadian Hurricane Centre.
Post Tropical Storm Gloria started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 48 knots southeast of storm centre as it crossed northeast into eastern US and into Quebec. It turned east-northeast along the coast of Quebec to position 2 outlined in yellow with winds of 34 knots. The storm then tracked out in between southern Labrador and Newfoundland and out into the Atlantic by position 3 outlined in brown with winds of 48 knots. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 52 knots, with an mslp of 987 millibar
Post Tropical Storm Gloria started tracking in the Canadian Hurricane Centre response zone at position 1 outlined in green, with winds of 48 knots southeast of storm centre as it crossed northeast into eastern US and into Quebec. It turned east-northeast along the coast of Quebec to position 2 outlined in yellow with winds of 34 knots. The storm then tracked out in between southern Labrador and Newfoundland and out into the Atlantic by position 3 outlined in brown with winds of 48 knots. As it tracked through Atlantic Canada the storm reached a maximum wind speed of 52 knots, with an mslp of 987 millibar

Nova Scotia

  • There was minor wind and wave damage reported (CHC)

New Brunswick

September 28, 1985

  • Winds gusted from 83–89 km/h and 6.9 mm of rain fell in Fredericton (TJ)
  • Wind knocked down power lines in Fredericton and St. Stephen and 1,800 calls were received about power outages (TJ)
  • Weakened very quickly after hitting land and did not cause as much damage as expected (ET)