Top News

No weather respite in sight

GERALDINE BROPHY/THE WESTERN STAR<br />It was a blustery Tuesday in western Newfoundland, with schools, post-secondary education facilities and government offices closed. Clark Whelan was dressed for the conditions, with only his eyes visible under the warmth of his hat and face protection as he walked along Corporal Pinksen Memorial Drive in the Corner Brook.
Christmas holiday weather is expected to be sloppy. — SaltWire file

Sloppy, windy conditions will continue to dampen Christmas period

A wind warning remains in effect for the Avalon region Christmas Eve. Its hovering at freezing point as of 7 a.m. this morning. Environment Canada says to expect ice pellets or freezing rain, changing to rain at times heavy this morning and ending this afternoon when it will become cloudy.

Fog patches developing this morning are expected to dissipate this afternoon.About  20 mm of rain is expected to fall.

 

Warm celebrations at home are in order in the wake of the rough weather. Mummer doll crafted by Christine Hilliard. — Deb Squires/The Telegram
Warm celebrations at home are in order in the wake of the rough weather. Mummer doll crafted by Christine Hilliard. — Deb Squires/The Telegram

Winds will be southeast 50 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas this morning.
Wind will change to southwest 50 gusting to 80 km/h near noon then diminishing to 30 gusting to 50. The temperature is expected to reach 7C.

Tonight it will be mainly cloudy with winds west 30 km/h gusting to 50. A low of -4C  is expected.

Christmas day will be mainly cloudy. Periods of snow will begin in the afternoon.

Winds will be northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the morning. Wind changing to east, 20 gusting to 40 km/h in the afternoon.

The high will be -2C. Christmas night  expect snow or rain and it will be windy. Low of zero.

Boxing Day is expected to be cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. High winds continue.

Temperatures  are expected to reach plus 2C. The low is expected to dip to -5C.

Recent Stories