Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots and locally gusts to 45 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 near noon and to northwest 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late overnight then increasing to south 25 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to south 35 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending early this evening. Snow beginning Wednesday afternoon and changing to rain and fog banks Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog banks.

Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 5 Wednesday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon and to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 45 knots.
Saturday Wind west 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4650N 6020W to 4700N 5945W
to 4820N 6150W to 4840N 6020W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to
Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5307W to 4530N 4715W to 4530N 4530W to 4700N 4530W to 5030N
4530W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 4945N 5750W to Quebec near 5042N 5925W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over eastern Newfoundland.

By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 990 mb located east
of the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Funk Island Bank will move eastward
to lie out of the district by this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterly winds ahead of the trough shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it. Winds will begin to diminish late today
and tonight as a ridge of high pressure crosses the district.

On Wednesday a low pressure system will approach from the Great Lakes
region to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by Wednesday evening.
Strong to gale force southerlies are forecast to develop ahead of
this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Coast, and
Southeastern Grand Banks.

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

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