Alerts in Effect
Rainfall WarningIssued at 10:46 a.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 has begun in the west and will spread eastward throughout the day. Rain is expected to taper off overnight tonight 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 overnight tonight. 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 today 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.