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Wind WarningIssued at 8:11 PM NST Wednesday 4 December 2013
Winds gusting up to 120 km/h are expected tonight. This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Details
A low pressure system over the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland will track slowly northeastward across Central Newfoundland tonight. For the Great Northern Peninsula, northeasterly wind gusts reaching 100 km/h ahead of this system will diminish near midnight. This system also brought an extended period of freezing rain to the area earlier this evening. For channel - Port aux Basques and vicinity, northwesterly winds with gusts reaching 110 km/hour will develop later this evening behind this system and are expected to diminish slightly by Thursday morning. For Southern and Eastern Newfoundland, southwesterly winds with gusts up to 120 km/hour will continue or develop tonight in the wake of the low. These winds are expected to diminish slightly by Thursday morning. The public is also advised to be on the look out for large waves and pounding surf along portions of the South Coast particularly during high tide this evening. These waves combined with the high spring tide will result in elevated waters levels which could cause coastal flooding, beach erosion, and infrastructure damage. Low lying coastal areas exposed to the south or southwest from Bay d'Espoir eastward to Cape Race will be most susceptible.