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Earl to bring rain, wind, and high waves to eastern Newfoundland

It appears increasingly likely that there will be some impact from Hurricane Earl across Newfoundland this weekend into Monday.

Today, Earl will continue to move northeastward after brushing Bermuda. By Saturday and Sunday Earl will slow down and begin to transition to a post-tropical low.

At this time gusty winds are expected across the Avalon Peninsula and rain is also likely.

Rainfall amounts will vary from as little as 15 mm to as much as 60 mm. Winds will gust between 70 and 100 km/h.

There will be marine concerns too. Swells generated by Earl are expected to reach Nova Scotia and Newfoundland tonight and on Saturday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions through the weekend.

Wave heights of 7 to 9 metres are possible along the south and east coast of the Avalon Peninsula on Sunday.

A slight shift in the track could significantly alter rainfall amounts and wind gusts.

For more information check out our hurricane page.

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