Heavy rain, warm temperatures prompt flood warnings in western Newfoundland

Wind warnings are in effect for much of Newfoundland, causing ferry delays and cancellations, while a significant amount of rain and melting snow is expected to make a mess through Tuesday.

Environment Canada is warning of up to 90 millimetres of rain for Burgeo and Port aux Basques, with higher amounts for inland areas, as well as winds gusting as high as 100 km/h.

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Marine Atlantic has cancelled its morning crossing, and expects the Tuesday night crossing to be affected by bad weather, as well.

Labrador Marine has also cancelled its Tuesday crossings of the Qajaq W.

In Bay St. George and up through to Gros Morne, rainfall amounts are expected to get as high as 60 millimetres.

That rain, along with warmer temperatures, is going to cause a significant amount of snow melt, with flooding possible in some areas.

High winds are expected to gust up to 100 km/h along the south coast across the island to the Avalon Peninsula.

St. John's and Paradise have cancelled garbage and recycling collection for Tuesday due to high winds. In St. John's, collection has been pushed a day to Wednesday, while in Paradise, collection has been pushed to Monday.

As the weather system makes its way north, the winds along costal Labrador could gust as high as 110 km/h starting Wednesday morning.

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