Approaching wind and rain not coming from Tropical Storm Cristobal

Gary Kean
Published on August 27, 2014

Much of western Newfoundland is in for a windy and wet couple of days, beginning with rain showers moving into the region Wednesday afternoon.

While Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to churn its way up the east coast of North America, Environment Canada says the wind and rain coming to Atlantic Canada is not due to that storm system, although Cristobal may slow the movement of the system that will affect the region.

The mix of sun and cloud in western Newfoundland this morning will turn to mostly cloudy conditions around midday with showers beginning in the Corner Brook and Stephenville areas late this afternoon. The Deer Lake area and parts of the Northern Peninsula are at risk of thunderstorms this afternoon along with showers.

The showers will bring about five millimetres of rain into the evening and overnight. They will turn to rain in the Stephenville, Corner Brook, Deer Lake and Gros Morne areas Thursday, bringing between five and 10 more millimetres of precipitation.

The southwesterly winds expected today will be between 20 and 30 kilometres per hour, with gusts in some places along the coast reaching 60 kilometres per hour. The windy conditions will persist into Thursday.

The temperatures should be in the 20 C to 24 C range throughout western Newfoundland today. The thermometer will drop down to around 15 C to 17 C for much of the region overnight and remain at around that temperature Thursday.