South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots backing to northeast 25 near noon then increasing to northeast 35 to 45 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday morning then diminishing to northwest 30 Saturday evening.

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

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2017
Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5145N 5220W
to 5210N 5020W to 5530N 5210W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 5013N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5657N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM 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 3:00 AM NST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over the
northern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 987 mb located southwest of the Marine
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 970 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:44 AM NST 20 January 2017 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of the marine district
will move to lie over the Southeastern Grand Banks by Saturday
morning before slowly moving eastward out of the district. Gale to
storm force northeasterlies will develop over eastern waters ahead of
the low today and shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies in its

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 - north of Cape
St. John.

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