CBC Newfoundland and Labrador


What do you think of the weather these days? Do you feel like swallowing a bottle of Vitamin D in one big gulp - everyday?

Have you stopped wearing your winter coat? Are your snow tires still on? Are you fed up?

Help us celebrate (?) Juneuary by telling us your weather story. How cold are you? How fed up can you get?

We have tuques to give away and a sun lamp. Tell your story or comment in the comment section below. Or send us a photo showing how you're coping, or not coping.

For those of you with good weather, feel free to join in so we can remember what we're missing.

Perhaps by sending your story, we can drive away the cold and finally welcome the summer we so richly deserve.

Some Weather Observations

"Corner Brook is the snowiest city with an annual average snowfall: 422 centimetres. Note that several smaller places also in Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Anthony (505 cm), Churchill Falls (465 centimetres), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (459 centimetres), Gander (443 centimetres) and Deer Lake (425 centimetres) have higher annual snow fall."

"St. John's is the city with the greatest number of days per year with fog: 121 days. It is the windiest city, with the greatest average annual wind speed being 24 kilometres per hour; and has the greatest number of days per year of freezing precipitation: 38 days."

The Atlas of Canada - Weather

"St. John’s has the third mildest winter in Canada."

Hello Newfoundland

"According to folklore, the first 12 days of a Newfoundland and Labrador January predicts the weather for the next 12 months."

"A Newfoundlander built the world's first artificial ice arena."

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

"Sea fogs persist for more than 120 days a year on the Grand Banks, Newfoundland, Canada."

Gungahlin Weather Centre in Australia

"Sea ice normally delays spring even more on the east coast. Icebergs are usually numerous in the cold Labrador current, off the eastern coasts of the Island of Newfoundland, and Labrador."

Weather in Canada Observer

"The climate in Newfoundland is ruled largely by the waters that surround it; no part of the province is more than 100 km from the ocean. What this means is that the entire island is exposed to the modifying effects of the water on a year round basis."

The Weather Network

"Newfoundland is one of the stormiest and windiest parts of North America. Throughout the year one of the main storm tracks is close to Newfoundland. The prime time of year for storm activity is between November and March, although a storm can happen at any time of the year."

"The arrival of spring in Newfoundland is a slow process and its stay is short. Up until late May, in the interior, nightly temperatures average below 4°C. In addition, there is a 90 per cent chance of frost on any given night until the first week of June."

The Weather Network

"St. John's is known as "Canada's Weather Champion." This is because of all major cities in Canada, St John's is the cloudiest (only 1,497 hours of sunshine a year), snowiest (322 centimetres (127 in)), windiest (24.3 kilometres per hour (15.1 mph)) and has the most wet days per year, at around 216."