Risk of Forest Fire Extreme on Parts of Island

Warm, windy and dry conditions have pushed the forest fire index into the extreme range for a large part of the island.

The area from the Coast of Bays to Bonavista Peninsula and including Gander, Springdale and Twillingate is all in the extreme range.

The western Avalon and the area surrounding Buchans and Badger are in the very high range.

For the eastern portion of the island there is no precipitation in the forecast until Friday with a 60 per cent chance of showers.

While some overnight showers are possible in the Gander area Friday, there is no substantial precipitation in the forecast for central for the next week.

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