Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 January 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 15 to 20 knots this evening and to northeast 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to north 35 Saturday morning then backing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Periods of snow beginning late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections overnight and Saturday.

Temperatures minus 4 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 4 to 6 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the coast. 

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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 EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5140N 5200W
to 5200N 5015W to 5525N 5200W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of
grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N 4930W to 5700N
5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south

Issued 3:30 PM NST 20 January 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south

Issued 3:30 PM NST 20 January 2017

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 3:30 PM NST 20 January 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over Funk
Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located north of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 982 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday low 968 mb located over the eastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 PM NST 20 January 2017 An intensifying low pressure system south of the Grand Banks will
continue along the southeast edge of the marine district tonight and
Saturday. Gale to storm force northeasterlies will spread over
eastern waters ahead of the low tonight and shift to gale to storm
force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Strait of
Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Northeast Coast - north of Cape St.
John.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast.

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