East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 this evening then diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning.

Rain changing to rain or freezing rain Saturday afternoon. Fog banks.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the morning.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4750N 5245W to 4650N
4510W to 4900N 4500W to 4930N 4730W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5630W to
5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 27 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing low 990 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located southeast
of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM NDT 27 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure southeast of the marine district will remain
quasi-stationary through the forecast period. Meanwhile, a low
pressure system over the Belle Isle Bank will continue to track
eastward to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank by this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies between these two features will
continue over the Grand Banks and adjacent waters through Saturday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, the Northern Grand Banks -
southeastern half and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Belle Isle Bank and
Funk Island Bank.

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