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Winter sun followed by a Weather Bomb

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.

Marine Forecast

January 21

SW COAST: 

  • WIND: N 20 knots in the morning backing to NW 25 knots in the evening
  • WAVES: 1 to 2 metres 

SOUTH COAST: 

  • 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
     

January 20

SW COAST:  

  • 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.  
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