South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 25 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 knots with gusts to 50 along the coast. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to west 15 to 20 Friday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 Friday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches ending Friday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 December 2014
Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 25 December 2014
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5100N 5710W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to 5135N 5520W to 5100N 5540W to northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5155N 5555W to 5200N 5410W to 5305N 5355W to 5500N 5430W to 5555N 5700W to 5700N 6000W to 5725N 5805W to 5800N 5825W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5335N 5605W to 5215N 5230W to 5230N 5030W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 25 December 2014

'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 25 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the eastern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM NST 25 December 2014 A trough of low pressure associated with an intense low pressure
system will move across the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight and across
Newfoundland Friday morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of this feature will shift to strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies over western waters on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Funk Island Bank - southeastern half and the Grand

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