Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 November 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 late overnight then veering to north 15 to 20 Saturday morning.

Rain beginning near midnight changing to flurries and showers Saturday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 November 2015
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 November 2015
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 May 2015 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 November 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5230N 5545W to 5230N 5430W to 5500N 5400W to 6000N 6000W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 27 November 2015

'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 27 November 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located from the Strait of Belle
Isle to the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the northern Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located south of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight building ridge located on a line east-west
over Belle Isle Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM NST 27 November 2015 An elongated trough of low pressure extending from the Strait of
Belle Isle to the Gaspé Bay peninsula will slowly slide southeastward
across the district tonight and Saturday. Meanwhile, a very strong
ridge of high pressure just east of the Grand Banks will slowly drift
southeastward. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds between these
features will shift to strong northerlies behind the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northern Grand Banks -
southeastern half and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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