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Strong winds for Newfoundland, showers in New Brunswick

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Thursday, August 31, 2017, 1:37 PM - As an offshore low brings gusty winds to Newfoundland Thursday, a cold front is expected to bring showers to central and northern New Brunswick.

Winds are expected to pick up through the day, gusting up to 60 km/h for St. John's and 80 km/h for the southern Avalon, along with 10-15 mm of rain.


  • Offshore low to bring up to 60 km/h gusts to St. John's, 80 km/h for southern Avalon
  • Cold front to move into New Brunswick Thursday, with showers expected 
  • Low to bring showers to Newfoundland Friday, unsettled through the weekend

Meanwhile, across the Maritimes the cold front will move through Maine, bringing showers to New Brunswick through Thursday afternoon.

"The centre of the low will move into Newfoundland Friday and continue to bring showers into the weekend," says The Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay.

Labour Day Weekend

The weekend looks to start off on a rather chilly note.

"Unsettled (but not a washout) Saturday for eastern Maritimes and Newfoundland," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "Remnants of Harvey will combine with a developing system that will bring increasing cloud cover to the Maritimes Sunday, with wind and rain across the region Sunday night and into early Monday (heaviest rain for northern New Brunswick)."

The system will then eventually track into Newfoundland for Monday.

Temperatures look to rebound after the weekend, with the first full week of September is likely to be very warm for Newfoundland, including the Avalon.

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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