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Batten down the hatches; high winds continue throughout the day

Alana MacKenzie fights the wind and rain as she makes her way back to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Commercial Street, North Sydney. Heavy rain and high winds today are causing power outages, flooding and delayed ferry service to Newfoundland.<br /><br /><br />
A pedestrian makes her way in wet, windy weather. —SaltWire Media file

Weather warnings issued

A wind warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the Avalon Peninsula for today (Sunday). Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Coastal gusts will reach 100 km/h, especially over exposed areas. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.
Winds are forecast to subside slightly tonight.


Environment Canada screen grab
Environment Canada screen grab

In the metro area rain is falling but that is expected to end later this morning with a 40 per cent chance of showers or drizzle this afternoon. Periods of rain will begin again late this afternoon along with fog patches. Expect rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm.

Winds southeast 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming southwest 60 gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas this afternoon. High will be 17C except 13C in onshore winds.

The rain will end this evening and fog patches will dissipate. Winds will remain high tapering off overnight; southwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 over exposed areas this evening. Wind becoming southwest 40 gusting to 60 overnight. Temperatures will fall to plus 1C.

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