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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Heavy snow for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

An area of low pressure will pass south of Newfoundland tonight and will bring snow to parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Nova Scotia

For the eastern shores of Nova Scotia and most of Cape Breton Island, snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected with 10 to 15 cm expected for Colchester County - Truro and south and Hants County.

For Richmond and Cape Breton counties, winds will gust between 60 and 80 km/h resulting in significant blowing snow.

Snow will begin this afternoon and continue through tonight before tapering off on Tuesday morning.


bringing snow and ice pellets to the Avalon and snow to most of the south coast and portions of central Newfoundland.

Precipitation will begin tonight and continue through the day on Tuesday and finally come to an end on Wednesday morning.

Winds will be strong for some areas with gusts between 70 and 90 km/h on the Avalon, gusts to 70 and 90 km/h on the Burin Peninsula through to Clarenville and wind gusts near 60 km/h in Gander. The winds will be the strongest on Tuesday morning.

Snowfall forecast:

  • St. John's 35-45 cm (Ice pellets likely at times)

  • Trepassey 15-20 cm (Ice pellets likely at times)

  • Carbonear 35-40 cm (Ice pellets likely at times)

  • Placentia 25-35 cm (Ice pellets likely at times)

  • Marystown 30-35 cm

  • Clarenville 25-35 cm

  • Gander 10-15 cm

Another storm is on the way for this weekend.


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