Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming light late this afternoon then increasing to east 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 25 late overnight and to east 35 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to east 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain or freezing rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind east 45 knots diminishing to west 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4655N 6045W to 4610N 6150W
to 4750N 6055W to 4720N 6330W to 4905N 6340W to 4840N 6150W to 5015N
5800W to 4830N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5905W. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5030N 5615W to 4900N 5100W to 4900N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5734W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5659W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 24 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 24 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 956 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located from Quebec to Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from Labrador to the
Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 986 mb located south of Cape Cod.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 988 mb located south
of Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM NST 24 January 2017 An intense low pressure system will remain southeast of Greenland
while a ridge of high pressure slowly crosses the district. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies will persist over northeasternmost waters
through most of the forecast period between these features.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeast to northeasterly winds will
develop over western waters on Wednesday ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk
Island Bank, and the Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast -
north of Cape St. John, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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