Winter sun followed by a Weather Bomb
A weather warning is now in effect. Click here to view all affected communities.
While Maritimers continue to enjoy bright but fair January weather, residents of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador are about to experience a much stormier side of winter. The exact track of the storm is still a bit uncertain; if the track holds, residents of the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas are in for blizzard-like conditions starting Thursday afternoon.
- WIND: N 20 knots in the morning backing to NW 25 knots in the evening
- WAVES: 1 to 2 metres
- WIND: NE 25 to 35 knots in the morning backing to N 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon then to NW 35 knots in the evening
- WAVES: 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 metres in the afternoon and to 3 to 5 metres in the evening
EAST COAST - CAPE ST FRANCIS + SOUTH:
- WIND: Variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to E 25 to 35 knots near noon. Wind backing to NE 35 to 45 knots in the evening
- WAVES: 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 metres in the afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 metres in the evening
- WIND: NW 30 knots
- WAVES: 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 metres in the evening.
SOUTH COAST: GALE WARNING
- WIND: W 30 knots
- WAVES: 3 to 4 metres
EAST COAST- CAPE ST FRANCIS + SOUTH: FREEZING SPRAY WARNING
- WIND W 30 knots except NW 15 to 20 knots over northern sections- with local gusts to 40 knots along the coast.
- WAVES: 3 to 4 metres.