Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 29 August 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots backing to south 15 to 20 near noon then increasing to south 30 late this afternoon. Wind veering to west 30 late this evening then increasing to northwest 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Showers beginning near noon and ending after midnight with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 06:00 AM NDT 29 August 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 this afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 4 to 6 Tuesday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 August 2016
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Friday Wind north 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 EDT 28 August 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4801N 5301W to 4730N 4845W to 5030N 4630W to 5315N 4830W to 5700N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5057N 5859W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5733W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 29 August 2016

'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 10:00 AM NDT 29 August 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over the southern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today deepening low 1006 mb located west of
Anticosti Island.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday low 989 mb located off the Northeast
Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NDT 29 August 2016 A low pressure system west of Anticosti Island will deepen as it
tracks eastward to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by this evening,
then moves across Newfoundland tonight. Strong southwesterly to
northeasterly winds ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm
force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the Northeast Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Belle Isle Bank - northern half.

At 10:00 AM NDT, hurricane Gaston is located near 30.9 degrees north
and 55.2 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 100 knots. Minimum
central pressure is about 960 MB. It is currently moving northward at
1 knot.

Gaston is forecast to pass well south of Canadian forecast waters.

At 10:00 AM NDT, tropical depression eight is located near 32.8
degrees north and 73.4 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 30
knots. Minimum central pressure is about 1010 MB. It is currently
moving northwestward at 9 knots.

The depression is expected to become a tropical storm this evening.
At this time, it is too soon to determine what, if any, impacts it
will have on Canadian waters.

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