Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 after midnight and to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Friday. Wind backing to west 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Flurries ending Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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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 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 23 March 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

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 23 March 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 8:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight intensifying low 986 mb located over
eastern Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Friday departing low 979 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Friday ridge located over western Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:43 PM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system over the Eastern Belle Isle Bank will continue
eastward tonight and then northward towards Greenland on Friday.
Gale to storm force northerlies can be expected north of the low's
track, while strong to gale force southwesterlies can be expected to
its south. All winds will diminish Friday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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