Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 03 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots and locally gusts to 45 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 after midnight and to southwest 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Wednesday afternoon then becoming west 35 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending late overnight. Snow beginning Wednesday morning and changing to rain Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6 rising to zero Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 8:00 PM NST 03 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 8:00 PM NST 03 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 8:00 PM NST 3 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 952 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:58 PM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system just northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by
Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force westerlies to
northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight and Wednesday
morning.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to sweep eastward across the
Maritimes on Wednesday to lie over Newfoundland by Wednesday evening.
Gale to storm force southerly winds are forecast to develop over
southern waters ahead of this trough beginning Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

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