Special weather statement in effect for Corner Brook and vicinity

Written by on October 19, 2014

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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Corner Brook and vicinity

For the Southern Avalon and Burin peninsulas: high waters levels will continue for the next few hours.

For areas west: potential heavy rain tonight into Monday.

Large waves associated with hurricane Gonzalo are currently pushing onto the southern coast of the Avalon Peninsula and Burin Peninsula. This combined with elevated water levels may result in some coastal flooding, especially along southern facing shorelines between st. Bride’s and ferryland and the Southern Burin Peninsula. Water levels are expected to subside within the next few hours, however the large waves are epected to continue into the afternoon.

A second low pressure system will form south of Nova Scotia tonight and track into Western Newfoundland by early Monday. Rain at times heavy is forecast to spread over western parts of the island ahead of this system tonight, giving amounts between 20 and 40 millimetres before tapering off on Monday. There is some uncertainty regarding the track of this system and forecasts may need to be adjusted as more information becomes available.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.


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