Alerts for: Burin Peninsula

Warnings

1:51 PM NST Monday 21 January 2019
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Burin Peninsula

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Strong southerly winds gusting up to 100 km/h over exposed areas continue this afternoon.

The winds will subside this evening.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

 

10:53 AM NST Monday 21 January 2019
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Burin Peninsula

Heavy rain is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Rain, at times heavy, will continue along the south and west coasts of the island today, while also spreading northward to reach parts of the Northern Peninsula.

The highest rainfall totals are expected to occur along the south coast, where amounts will reach 50 to 80 mm by tonight. Elsewhere, generally 20 to 30 mm of rainfall is expected.

In addition to the heavy rain, a combination of warm temperatures, strong winds and melting snow will likely result in flooding, especially along the south and west coasts. The flooding could lead to washouts of culverts and roads near brooks, ice jams in rivers, and localized landslides in unstable, steep terrain.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Don't approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

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