Minor coastal flooding is possible along Newfoundland’s north-facing shores Saturday

Posted: December 9, 2023 7:34 am
By Eddie Sheerr

The Environment and Climate Change Canada Weather Office in Gander has issued a Special Weather Statement for the following areas:

  • The Avalon Peninsula North
  • St. John’s & vicinity
  • Bonavista Peninsula
  • Terra Nova
  • Bonavista North
  • Bay of Exploits
  • Green Bay – White Bay

Current details: Large waves, pounding surf and elevated water levels are expected, possibly exceeding high astronomical tide.

Locations: Portions of the northern Avalon Peninsula and east coast from Cape St Francis to Cape St John.

Time span: this morning through to this evening.

First high tide: near 5 A.M. this morning.
Second high tide: near 5 P.M. this evening.

Remarks: Storm surge and minor coastal flooding is possible along shorelines exposed to the north, especially near the high tide.

Shore or beach erosion and damage to coastal infrastructure is possible in vulnerable areas.

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