Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 09 February 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 50 knots and locally gusts to 65 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northeast 30 early this evening and to variable 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to west 20 early Wednesday morning and to west 35 late Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 25 Wednesday evening.

Snow ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near minus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 9 this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4920N 5945W to 4920N 6110W to 4850N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W to Nova Scotia near 4605N
6130W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4700N 6205W to 4650N 6140W to 4725N 6115W to Iles de la Madeleine
near 4735N 6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 09 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 9 February 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 978 mb located southwest of the Burin
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 990 mb located near The
Bonavista Peninsula.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located on a line
east-west over southern Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday quasi-stationary trough located from
the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 989 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 PM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system south of Newfoundland will dissipate
as it moves over the island this evening. Gale to storm force east to
northeasterlies ahead of this system will shift to gale force
southwesterlies to its south.

Meanwhile a second low will approach from the southwest tonight and
cross the Avalon Peninsula early Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force south to
southwesterlies are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low
with gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast and the
Belle Isle Bank.

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