Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 02 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except variable 15 to 20 over western sections. Wind becoming west 35 this evening then veering to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Snow changing to rain and fog patches early this evening then to flurries late this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning Tuesday morning.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 12 to minus 6 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 in the morning then increasing to south 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday 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 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 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 02 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 02 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 2 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low 994 mb located southeast of
Cape Breton Island.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 950 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 PM NST 2 March 2015 A low pressure system southeast of Cape Breton Island is forecast to
continue deepening as it tracks northeastward to cross Central
Newfoundland tonight, then to lie east of the Belle Isle Bank by
Tuesday afternoon. Southeasterly and northeasterly gales ahead of
this system will shift to gale to hurricane force westerlies to
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and the
Northeast Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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