East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to south 55 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 Monday evening.

Rain and fog banks changing to a few flurries near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog banks and in flurries.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 3 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning and to 7 to 10 near noon. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 3 to 5 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind east 35 knots diminishing to south 25.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free except 9 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 9 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 965 mb located over the Gulf
of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday low 942 mb located over Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located northeast of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 25 January 2015 An intense low pressure system entering the Gulf of St. Lawrence will
continue tracking northeastwards crossing Southeastern Labrador this
afternoon. Storm force southerly winds ahead of this low will spread
northeastwards across the marine district today. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies will follow in its wake diminishing to strong to gale
force overnight tonight into Monday morning.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters, and a high water level warning is in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf - Port au Port.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf are expected
to develop along the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland,
early this morning and subsiding tonight. While current guidance
indicates that the highest water levels will not likely coincide with
the astronomical high tide, there is potential for water levels to
increase further if the storm track changes. The public is advised
to monitor future forecasts and warnings, as warnings may be issued
as further information becomes available.

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