South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 January 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 late this evening then backing to north 45 late overnight. Wind backing to northwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of snow beginning late this evening and ending Saturday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2017
Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 5 to 7 early Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5140N 5200W
to 5200N 5015W to 5525N 5200W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N 4930W to 5700N
5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 January 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 January 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday weakening ridge located north of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 976 mb located south of the Grand
By 8:00 p.m. NST Saturday departing low 970 mb located east of
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:46 PM NST 20 January 2017 An intensifying low pressure system just south of the Grand Banks
will continue along the southeast edge of the marine district tonight
and Saturday. Gale to storm force northeasterlies will spread over
eastern waters ahead of the low tonight and shift to gale to storm
force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Strait of
Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Northeast Coast - north of Cape St.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast.

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