Issued 03:00 AM NDT 17 August 2017
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots backing to northeast 20 this afternoon then to north 25 this evening. Wind increasing to north 35 to 45 after midnight then diminishing to north 25 to 35 Friday afternoon. Wind becoming north 25 Friday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 15 July 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EDT 16 August 2017
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4715N 5100W to 5100N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 5300N
4900W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.
Iceberg CountLess than 10 icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
Northeast CoastIssued 03:00 AM NDT 17 August 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM NDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 993 mb located over western Funk
At 3:30 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Gert 970 mb located at 40.6N 55.6W.
By 3:30 a.m. NDT Friday departing Post-tropical Storm Gert 985 mb
located at 48.2N 41.0W.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:00 AM NDT 17 August 2017 A low pressure system will strengthen off the Northeast Coast of
Newfoundland tonight then slowly pull away to the east on Friday.
Strong to gale force winds can be expected around this low overnight
At 3:30 A.M. NDT hurricane Gert is forecast to be near latitude 40.6
north and longitude 55.6 west, or about 380 nautical miles
south-southwest of Cape Race. Gert is moving east-northeastward at
about 38 knots with a central pressure of 970 MB and maximum
sustained winds of near 85 knots.
Gert is forecast to track just inside the southern boundary of the
Southern Grand Banks today as a hurricane but the associated
hurricane force winds should stay south of the Grand Banks. A brief
period of gale to storm force northeasterlies is forecast to spread
over the southernmost waters ahead of Gert, then shift to strong to
gale force northwesterlies in its wake. Gert also has the potential
to bring high swells to southeastern coastal Newfoundland.
Hurricane Gert may also cause a series of rapid changes in water
levels in harbours and inlets around the Avalon Peninsula, especially
from the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula North to Trinity
bay. This is most likely to occur for a couple of hours later this
afternoon into this evening. As high tide will be occurring late this
afternoon for most areas, there is a risk for minor coastal flooding
during this time.
Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the Southeastern Grand Banks - southern half. Gale warnings are in
effect for the South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Funk Island
Bank - northern half, and the Southwestern Grand Banks - southern
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Banquereau - northern half
- Banquereau - southern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast
- Funk Island Bank - northern half
- Funk Island Bank - southern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south
- Northeast Coast
- Northeast Gulf
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait
- Southeastern Grand Banks - northern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks - southern half
- Southwestern Grand Banks - northern half
- Southwestern Grand Banks - southern half
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast
- South Labrador Sea
- Strait of Belle Isle
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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