South Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 early this morning then increasing to northwest 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 overnight.

Flurries beginning this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 10 to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 04 March 2015
Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 early Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind west 15 knots backing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except 2 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 2 tenths of grey ice in a few small bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 05 March 2015

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located over eastern Funk
Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 952 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located northeast of the
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over central Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located over southern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NST 5 March 2015 An intense low pressure system over Eastern Funk Island Bank will
continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland this
evening. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies will gradually
diminish today as the low moves away.

Meanwhile, a developing trough of low pressure over the Central
Labrador Sea will gradually drift southeastward across the South
Labrador Sea through the forecast period. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over northern waters will develop as this feature
approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and the
Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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