South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 09 February 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 early this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to east 25 after midnight then veering to south 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to west 35 to 45 Wednesday morning then diminishing to west 25 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending early Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 09 February 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 9 February 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 978 mb located southwest of the Burin
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 990 mb located near The
Bonavista Peninsula.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located on a line
east-west over southern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday quasi-stationary trough located from
the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 989 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 PM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system south of Newfoundland will dissipate
as it moves over the island this evening. Gale to storm force east to
northeasterlies ahead of this system will shift to gale force
southwesterlies to its south.

Meanwhile a second low will approach from the southwest tonight and
cross the Avalon Peninsula early Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force south to
southwesterlies are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low
with gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

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

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