East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 15 near noon then to south 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 overnight then veering to southwest 35 Friday morning.

Rain beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero rising to plus 3 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5335N 5600W to 5430N 5645W to
5545N 6000W to 5755N 6120W to 6025N 6410W to 6000N 6300W to 6010N
6220W then northward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2016

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 980 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 992 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM NST 8 December 2016 An intense low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will move very
slowly eastward and weaken today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind the low over northern waters will diminish
this morning.

A second low will approach from the southwest tonight, tracking just
southeast of the Avalon Peninsula early Friday morning. The low will
then intensify as it tracks northeastward across Funk Island Bank on
Friday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the low while strong to gale force southwest to westerlies are
expected in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Northeast Coast.

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