Fire and Emergency Services- Newfoundland and Labrador is advising residents to be cautious around coastlines and waterways
Environment Canada is forecasting large wave and pounding surf activity for the entire west coast and Northern Peninsula beginning Saturday. Winds associated with this advisory will be northwest and could reach up to 85 kilometres an hour in the region.
The west coast and Northern Peninsula areas could see wave activity reaching between five and eight metres in height, while shorelines may also experience pounding surf conditions.
FES-NL is encouraging residents to be avoid coastal areas this weekend, if at all possible. “Conditions may be extremely hazardous and emergency management officials advise the public to use extreme caution,” FES-NL stated in a news release this afternoon.
Snow squalls are also forecast for the west coast and Northern Peninsula region, which officials warn could severely impact visibility for people who risk journeying close to coastal areas.
Residents are also reminded to follow the latest weather forecast for further warnings and advisories from weather experts and take measures to ensure personal safety is top priority.