South Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35 early this morning then veering to west 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 overnight then backing to west 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Snow with a risk of freezing rain changing to showers and fog banks early this morning and ending near noon. A few flurries beginning this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 3 falling to minus 10 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 March 2017
Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5135N 4925W to 5150N 5140W to 5500N 5240W to 5650N
5650W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

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 3:07 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today At 3:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 992 mb located over the
South Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday approaching ridge located west of the
Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system will track across Eastern Newfoundland this
morning and intensify as it moves to lie east of Belle Isle Bank
tonight. North of the low's track, strong to gale force northeasterly
winds will intensify to gale to storm force northwesterlies this
afternoon. South of the track, strong to gale force southeasterly
winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
All winds will diminish Friday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and Belle Isle Bank.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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