South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to east 25 this evening then veering to south 20 after midnight. Wind veering to southwest 15 near noon Wednesday.

Snow and ice pellets changing to rain and fog this evening. Risk of freezing rain early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 5 after midnight.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to east 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5430N 5115W to 5645N 5810W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice 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 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 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 3:30 PM NST 27 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 3:30 PM NST 27 January 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador to Funk Island
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located over Labrador

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM NST 27 January 2015 A warm frontal trough, extending from an intense low pressure system
approaching the Maritimes, will move slowly northward across the
Grand Banks this evening and across Newfoundland tonight and
Wednesday. Gale force east to northeasterly winds ahead of this
trough over southern waters will spread northward through the period.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southerlies in its wake
tonight and Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Belle Isle Bank.

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

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