Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 near midnight then to southwest 25 Saturday morning.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6 rising to minus 3 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 March 2015
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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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 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 March 2015

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 3:00 AM NST 6 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over southern
Labrador Sea.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located south of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 6 March 2015 A trough of low pressure will drift slowly southeastward across the
South Labrador Sea today then move away to the east of Belle Isle
Bank tonight. As a result, gale force northwesterlies over
northeasternmost waters will start to diminish tonight.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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