Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots backing to southwest 15 this morning then increasing to variable 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 30 Friday morning.

Showers beginning near noon changing to flurries Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 1 rising to plus 3 this morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 December 2016
Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 980 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 992 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM NST 8 December 2016 An intense low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will move very
slowly eastward and weaken today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind the low over northern waters will diminish
this morning.

A second low will approach from the southwest tonight, tracking just
southeast of the Avalon Peninsula early Friday morning. The low will
then intensify as it tracks northeastward across Funk Island Bank on
Friday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the low while strong to gale force southwest to westerlies are
expected in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Northeast Coast.

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