East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots and locally gusts to 50 along the coast. Wind increasing to west 55 this morning then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 this evening and to west 15 overnight. Wind backing to southwest 20 Sunday afternoon then increasing to southwest 30 Sunday evening.

Rain and fog banks ending near noon. Flurries Sunday evening.

Temperatures plus 6 falling to minus 1 near noon.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 20 in the morning then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 45 knots veering to east 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4930N 5105W
to 5500N 5105W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 3:00 AM NST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 952 mb located east of the Marine

By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1005 mb located over Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the southeastern United
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NST 6 February 2016 An intensifying low pressure system over Southwestern Newfoundland
will track northeastward through the Funk Island Bank today and
continue to out to sea tonight.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies over western waters will back to
gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the low. Southerly gales
over eastern waters ahead of the low will veer to gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected
to reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank. Winds will begin
to diminish late today as the low pulls away from the district.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, East Coast - north
of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island

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