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Worst over for Newfoundland as Andrea swirls out to sea

A man walks along foggy Lawrencetown Beach with his children on Saturday in Lawrencetown. Heavy rains and wind lashed the Maritimes leaving thousands without power as remnants of tropical storm Andrea made its way through the area. (The Canadian Press)

A man walks along foggy Lawrencetown Beach with his children on Saturday in Lawrencetown. Heavy rains and wind lashed the Maritimes leaving thousands without power as remnants of tropical storm Andrea made its way through the area. (The Canadian Press)


The Canadian Press

Monday, June 10, 2013, 11:27 AM -

The remnants of tropical storm Andrea unleashed heavy rain on parts of Newfoundland this weekend before swirling out to sea, but spared the island from the soaking it handed the Maritimes on Saturday.

The storm dumped at least 60 mm of rain in many parts of the Maritime provinces and was blamed for knocking out power to thousands of customers.

New Brunswick's Grand Manan Island reported more than 90 mm.

By Saturday night, Andrea had moved onto southern Newfoundland.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax says the highest rainfall amount was reported in Winterland on the Burin Peninsula, which received 58 mm.

Rainfall totals

Rainfall totals

On the Avalon Peninsula, more than 40 millimetres fell in Argentia, while the capital city of St. John's received about 33 mm.

The Bonavista and Avalon peninsulas were reporting only light to moderate rainfall early Sunday.

On Sunday, the centre said Andrea was not expected to have any more impact over land, though marine gale warnings remained in effect for waters southeast of Newfoundland.

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