Winter storm and snowfall warnings have been issued across New Brunswick with 20-30 centimetres of snow and strong northeasterly winds expected in some areas Monday.   

In areas where a winter storm warning has been issued, Environment Canada says hazardous winter conditions can be expected.

The snow is from a low pressure system approaching the Maritimes overnight that will track northeast through Nova Scotia on Monday and across the province. 

The low will bring snow to the province early in the morning in the the south. Strong northeasterly winds will develop giving reduced visibility in blowing snow.

More snow is expected Monday evening before the system moves away from the Maritimes.

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Winter storm and snowfall warnings have been issued for parts of New Brunswick (Environment Canada)

Environment Canada is warning people to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

"Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow," said the weather agency.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for: 

  • Saint John and County
  • Fundy National Park
  • Kouchibouguac National Park
  • Kent County
  • Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
  • Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County.

The wind in those areas will become east 20 km/h in the morning then northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60 km/h in the afternoon. In the evening, wind speeds will increase from northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60 km/h becoming northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h. 

Temperatures will be a high of  – 2 C in the daytime and dropping to a low of  – 6 C at night. 

Snowfall warning

A snowfall warning has been issued for other parts of the province including: 

  • Fredericton and Southern York County
  • Acadian Peninsula
  • Grand Lake and Queens County
  • Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
  • Miramichi and Area 
  • Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
  • Oromocto and Sunbury County
  • St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County

The low will bring snow to these areas early in the morning in the southwest, and snow will start in the northeast by the afternoon.

Amounts of up to 15 centimetres are forecast by the end of the afternoon with more Monday evening before the system moves away from the Maritimes. Total amounts of 20 centimetres are expected.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Environment Canada warns as the snow tapers off Monday night, strong northerly winds will develop giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop," it said. 

The wind will become east 20 km/h in the morning then northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h in the afternoon. 

On Monday night the snow will end, with the wind northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, becoming northwest 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h. 

Temperatures will be a high of  – 2 C in the daytime and dropping to a low of  – 6 C at night. 

The northwestern area of the province will only see two centimetres of snow.