Legend of sources

Gladys made landfall over Newfoundland as a tropical storm with winds of 111 km/h on September 24.

A weak, low pressure system that was first observed off the west coast of Africa on September 9, 1964, may have been the first indication of the disturbance that later developed into Hurricane Gladys on September 13. Gladys reached winds of 232 km/h and tracked in a northeasterly direction. Gladys entered Canadian waters shortly after midnight on September 24 as a marginal category one hurricane and weakened to just below hurricane strength by the time it made landfall in Newfoundland later that evening. Some ships were affected by the storm in Newfoundland, but no other damage was reported. Gladys eventually departed the CHC Response Zone east of Newfoundland early on September 25.


September 25, 1964

  • 65 ships took shelter in St. John’s harbour (ET)

September 29, 1964

  • Two foreign freighters damaged (ET)