East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 05 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Wind west 25 knots with gusts to 35 veering to northwest 20 late overnight.


Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 5 becoming minus 12 to minus 5 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind west 15 knots backing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 2 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4700N 4620W
to 5155N 4810W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 05 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 5 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located over southern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday ridge located south of the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 5 March 2015 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will continue
to track away to the northeast tonight. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies will gradually diminish over most waters as the low
moves away.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will drift slowly southeastward
across the South Labrador Sea through the forecast period. Gale force
northwesterlies will develop over northern waters as this feature

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, East Coast
and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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