Blustery conditions to persist across Newfoundland through Sunday

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Blustery conditions to persist across Newfoundland through Sunday
Blustery conditions to persist across Newfoundland through Sunday

Thanksgiving weekend got off to a blustery start in parts of Newfoundland as wind gusts higher than 100 km/h buffeted the region. The winds came courtesy of a low-pressure system that rapidly intensified near the island. Conditions will remain breezy through Sunday as the low lingers near the island. More on what to expect Sunday and beyond, below.

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SUNDAY AND BEYOND: WINDS WIND DOWN THROUGH THE DAY, TEMPERATURE DIVIDE

Strong winds blew across parts of Newfoundland on Saturday. The strongest winds occurred before sunrise, with a 111 km/h wind gust recorded in Bonavista and a 104 km/h gust measured at St. John’s International Airport.

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Winds calmed a bit through the day, but conditions will remain quite breezy through the day on Sunday. Parts of eastern Newfoundland could continue experiencing 70-80 km/h gusts that won't diminish until the evening.

Temperature-wise, Newfoundland will come in much cooler than the Maritimes for most of this weekend. Single-digit highs are expected in the former on Sunday, while the Maritimes will see values into the mid- and upper teens.

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Daytime highs will improve on Thanksgiving Monday, as high pressure nudges in from the west. Newfoundland will also see a bump in temperatures for Thanksgiving Monday, though returning cooler than seasonal for most of next week.

Thumbnail courtesy of Dianne Mercer/Twitter, taken in Middle Cove Beach, N.L.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the Thanksgiving weather across Atlantic Canada.

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