Nfld. & Labrador

Burin Peninsula bears brunt of Andrea's rainfall

Southern Newfoundland took the worst from post-tropical storm Andrea, which spared much of the island from the pounding it had unleashed in the Maritimes.

Southern Newfoundland took the worst from post-tropical storm Andrea, which by and large spared the island from the pounding it had earlier unleashed in the Maritimes.

Environment Canada recorded a rainfall of 55.5 mm of rain at Winterland on the Burin Peninsula, while 42.7 mm of rain fell in Argentia.

This map shows a projection of post-tropical storm Andrea's path through Atlantic Canada. (CBC)

Some 39.3 mm fell at Cape Race, at the most southeastern tip of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. Just under 28 millimetres of rain fell at St. John's International Airport.

Environment Canada said more than 90 mm of rain had pounded Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, with the storm knocking out power for thousands of customers in the Maritimes.

Meteorologists said Andrea had also brought some high winds, with gusts hitting 82 km/h at Sagona Island. The Wreckhouse area in western Newfoundland, which is notorious for high winds, recorded winds hitting 115 km/h.