Northeast Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

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.

Rain and fog patches.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 16 August 2017
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon and to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 20.
Monday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15.

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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 Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 15 July 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 16 August 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg 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 Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 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
Island Bank.

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 Statement

Issued 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
and Friday.

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
half.

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