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Wintry weather for Newfoundland during the week ahead

Shovelling snow. — File
Shovelling snow. — File - The Telegram

Environment Canada has issued a weather watch for the island

Significant amounts of precipitation are expected over much of Newfoundland this week. It will begin as snow over all areas, with central parts of the island likely receiving the heaviest accumulations.

The snow will later change to freezing rain and then to rain over many areas as temperatures rise. The heaviest rainfall totals are expected to occur along the South Coast.

For southern and eastern Newfoundland: Snow will arrive around midnight Monday night, and then change through freezing rain to rain during the day Tuesday. Southerly winds will accompany the rain and become stronger, with the strongest gusts arriving Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

For central Newfoundland: snow will arrive by early Tuesday morning, and is expected to change through freezing rain to rain on Tuesday night.

For western Newfoundland: snow will arrive Tuesday morning, and may mix with rain or freezing rain over some areas Tuesday night.

For northern Newfoundland: Snow will arrive Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to continue through Tuesday night.

Precipitation is forecast to taper off from west to east on Wednesday.

Environment Canada urges readers to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NLwx.

To monitor road conditions, follow #NLwx  and @TW-GovNL on Twitter or check driving conditions at the Transportation and Works website


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