Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 35 early this evening then diminishing to west 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to west 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow or rain ending this evening. Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 8 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 knots backing to southwest 25.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 04 March 2015

'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 3:30 PM NST 04 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 3:30 PM NST 4 March 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing low 967 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the eastern Marine District.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing ridge located northeast of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:28 PM NST 4 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will develop
into a low pressure system while tracking over Newfoundland this
evening. This low will then move northeastward to lie east of Belle
Isle Bank by Thursday morning. Gale to storm force southerlies over
southern waters ahead of this feature will veer to strong to gale
force west to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except the Strait of Belle Isle, the Northeast Gulf and Belle Isle
Bank.

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

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