South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 knots with gusts to 35 near Cape Race. Wind becoming northeast 35 this morning with gusts to 45 near Cape Race. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon and to southeast 30 Saturday evening.

Snow and freezing rain changing to rain this morning and ending early this evening. Fog patches forming near noon and dissipating early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 3 this afternoon then falling to minus 2 Saturday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 29 January 2015
Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free except 2 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 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 2 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5000N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015

'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 3:00 AM NST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador to Belle
Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located over Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1006 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 990 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 990 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 30 January 2015 A low pressure system south of the Grand Banks will move northward
then pass over the Eastern Avalon Peninsula this afternoon before
reaching the Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies north of the low will spread northwards through the
eastern marine district today to reach the Belle Isle Bank by
tonight. Strong southerlies will develop east and southeast of the
low today before shifting to strong westerlies in its wake.

A second low pressure system will move northward and approach the
marine district late Saturday. Strong to gale force easterlies are
forecast to develop late Saturday ahead of this feature over
southwestern portions of the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south, Belle Isle
Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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

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