Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to northeast 50 this morning and locally gusts to 65 along the coast. Wind diminishing to north 25 this evening then veering to northeast 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to east 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to southwest 30 near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to west 20 Wednesday evening.

Snow changing to snow or rain this afternoon then to snow this evening and ending Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this morning.

Temperatures minus 4 to zero rising to zero to plus 3 this evening.

Waves

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 03:00 AM 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 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4925N 5940W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 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 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W 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 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 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 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2016

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located near Sable Island.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 990 mb located near the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located from the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 982 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system near Sable Island and its associated
trough lying south of the Grand Banks will track northeastward to
cross Southeastern Newfoundland this evening. Gale to storm force
east to northeasterlies ahead of this system will shift to gale force
southwesterlies to its south. Gale force northeasterlies will persist
ahead of the trough throughout Wednesday.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest tonight
and cross over the Avalon Peninsula Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday night. Gale to storm force south to southwesterlies
are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the Southern 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, Belle
Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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