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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 30 early this evening then diminishing to west 20 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday morning then increasing to east 35 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to east 45 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending late overnight. Snow beginning near noon Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 12 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots backing to south 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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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 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over the southwestern
Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 994 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday approaching low 980 mb located over
Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 12 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks will track
eastward across the Grand Banks today. A small area of gale force
southwesterly winds is expected just south of the low, with the
potential to produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will
quickly exit the marine district by this evening.

Meanwhile, a second very intense low pressure system will move into
Banquereau Saturday afternoon and track through Southeastern
Newfoundland Saturday night. Winds will increase to gale force
easterlies over southern waters ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, East
Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank
and Funk Island Bank.

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