Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 30 after midnight then veering to northwest 30 Tuesday morning.

Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing spray beginning Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero overnight.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this afternoon then building to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4655N 6045W to 4610N 6150W
to 4755N 6100W to 4720N 6330W to 4905N 6340W to 4850N 6145W 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 15 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5045N 5000W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5100W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2017

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1003 mb located east of the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 998 mb located northeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 1003 mb located west of Labrador.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 1002 mb located off the Northeast
Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 16 January 2017 An intensifying low pressure system just east of the Northern Grand
Banks this morning will continue to move off to the
East this afternoon. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected
immediately behind this low today.

Another low pressure system approaching from the west will track
across Northern Newfoundland overnight then move off the Northeast
Coast of Newfoundland on Tuesday. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force
north to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, and the southwestern
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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