111,390 km² for the Island of Newfoundland)
294,330 km² for Labrador)
St. John's (capital of Newfoundland and Labrador)
is located in a unique time zone which is
half an hour later than Atlantic Time, one
and a half hours later than Central Canada
and four and a half hours later than the west
coast of the country. It is the only place
in Canada with a split in the set variations
of one hour between time zones.
Daylight Saving Time is observed from April
to October after which the province returns
to Newfoundland Standard Time. Labrador however,
operates on Atlantic Standard Time, except
for the area on the coast from L'anse au Clair
to Cartwright which is on Newfoundland Standard
Island of Newfoundland has a temperate marine
climate. The average summer temperatures
range from 20°C (69°F) during the
day to around 12°C (54°F) at night.
Good swimming weather begins at the end
of June. Labrador summers are shorter and
generally cooler and extreme high temperatures
are not uncommon in Labrador.