Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 this morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday morning.

Periods of rain beginning this morning. Fog patches forming this morning and dissipating Friday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 December 2014
Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind light.
Monday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4605N 6345W to Prince Edward Island near 4615N 6340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6320W to 4810N 6420W to Quebec near 4800N 6520W. Sea ice west and south of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Quebec near 4900N 6700W to 4930N 6700W to 5010N 6540W to Anticosti Island near 4930N 6340W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Anticosti Island near 4955N 6400W to 5000N 6000W to Quebec near 5125N 5735W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5345N 5245W to 5600N 5245W to 6000N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 December 2014

'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 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the eastern Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over southwestern
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 994 mb located near Prince Edward

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 18 December 2014 A low pressure system over Southwestern Nova Scotia is forecast to
intensify and track northeastward to lie near Prince Edward Island by
later this morning, then cross Eastern Newfoundland on Friday
morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop over
southern waters ahead of this system today. On Friday, strong to gale
force southwesterlies will develop south of the low and strong to
gale force northerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Northeast Gulf, Gulf-Port au Port, the Northern
Grand Banks, and the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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