Alerts in Effect
Rainfall WarningIssued at 3:59 p.m. NST Thursday 25 December 2014
Heavy rain is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Rain at times heavy is expected to continue tonight before tapering off late overnight or early on Friday. Heaviest accumulations are expected in southwestern Newfoundland where rainfall totals are forecast to be between 60 and 80 millimetres. Elsewhere, areas of southern, western, central and northern Newfoundland are expected to see total rainfall amounts of 25 to 60 millimetres. Forecast guidance continues to indicate that inland areas of southwestern Newfoundland could receive rainfall amounts exceeding 100 millimetres by early Friday morning. This region of Newfoundland is not highly populated; however an area of concern would be the Burgeo Highway. Caution is advised for anyone travelling the highway tonight or Friday as sections have already suffered recent washouts.Details
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Rainfall Warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherNLWO@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NLwx.
Wind WarningIssued at 3:59 p.m. NST Thursday 25 December 2014
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Southeasterly winds gusting up to 100 km/h will continue to spread along the west and south coasts of Newfoundland this evening. Winds will ease overnight tonight as they shift to a more westerly direction.Details
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. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherNLWO@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NLwx.