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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 early this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 15 early Tuesday morning and to northeast 25 late Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to east 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon.

A few flurries ending near midnight. Snow beginning near noon Tuesday and changing to ice pellets Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near minus 2.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Friday Wind east 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free except 5 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5135N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 5 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5045N 4845W to 5145N 4845W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 946 mb located over eastern Labrador
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 950 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from James Bay to Cape Cod.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over northeastern Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday approaching warm front located south of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will
continue tracking northeastwards to lie east of the Labrador Sea by
this afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterlies associated with
this low will diminish to strong over most waters this afternoon or

As the low departs a trough will develop over the Southern Labrador
Sea and swing across Belle Isle Bank tonight. Gale to storm force
west to northwesterlies will develop over northern waters near
midnight tonight.

On Tuesday, an approaching warm frontal trough will bring gale to
storm force easterlies to southern and Gulf waters by afternoon.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies over southern waters
by Tuesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect all
remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the South Coast, East Coast - Cape St.
Francis and south and the Grand Banks.

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