Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to east 35 this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 20 after midnight. Wind veering to south 15 Sunday morning then increasing to west 35 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning this afternoon changing to flurries Sunday afternoon. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Sunday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 1 to plus 2 falling to minus 5 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind west 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming west 40 to 50.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free except 9 tenths of grey ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 9 tenths of grey ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 31 January 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 10:00 AM NST 31 January 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 10:00 AM NST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 991 mb located northeast of
the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 988 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Sunday deepening low 985 mb located over the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will move northeastward
across the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight and across Southeastern
Labrador on Sunday. Strong to gale force east to southeasterlies will
spread across the marine district today and tonight ahead of this
feature. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in the
wake of this system on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port and Southwest Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Southwest Coast and Belle Isle Bank.

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