• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Strong Winds Pound Nova Scotia & Newfoundland



An intense low pressure system tracked across southern New Brunswick on Saturday and then into the Gulf of St. Lawrence Sunday morning. This system brought strong winds, rain and periods of snow.

Strong winds are continuing in Newfoundland this morning.

There are wind warnings in effect for Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Connaigre, St. John's and vicinity and Terra Nova.

Over these areas, southwesterly winds may gust to 80 km/h, except 100 along parts of the coast until early this afternoon.

Winds across most of eastern Newfoundland were gusting between 70 and 100 km/g as of 11:00 am.

Nova Scotia was pounded by strong winds on Saturday and into this morning.


Peak Wind gusts in Nova Scotia:

  • Sluice Point: 116 km/h

  • Beaver Island: 115 km/h

  • Brier Island: 113 km/h

  • Baccaro Point: 108 km/h

  • Osborne Head: 104 km/h

  • McNabs Island: 102 km/h

  • Hart Island: 102 km/h

  • Yarmouth: 100 km/h

  • Woods Harbour: 97 km/h

  • Grand Etang: 90 km/h

  • Lunenburg: 85 km/h

  • Greenwood: 85 km/h

  • Eskasoni: 83 km/h

  • Shelburne: 80 km/h

  • Shearwater Jetty: 78 km/h

Based on ECCC Data

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