Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 August 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 55 early this morning then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 early this evening then backing to west 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending this morning. Risk of thunderstorms early this morning. A few showers beginning Wednesday morning.


Issued 06:00 AM NDT 30 August 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 August 2016
Thursday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 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 29 August 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4801N 5301W to 4730N 5045W to 5000N 4615W to 5315N 4830W to 5700N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5057N 5859W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5733W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 30 August 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 30 August 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today deepening low 992 mb located over
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing low 984 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

By 3:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday approaching ridge located south of
the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM NDT 30 August 2016 An intense low pressure system over Central Newfoundland will
continue to deepen as it move eastward through the Funk Island Bank
today. Strong to gale force southwesterly to northeasterly winds
ahead of the low shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies in its

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Northeast Coast, and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Belle Isle Bank - northern

At 3:00 A.M. NDT, hurricane Gaston is located near 31.7 degrees north
and 54.5 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 90 knots. Minimum
central pressure is about 968 MB. It is currently moving
northeastward at 5 knots.

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

At 3:00 A.M. NDT, tropical depression eight is located near 33.9
degrees north and 74.2 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 30
knots. Minimum central pressure is about 1011 MB. It is currently
moving northwestward at 4 knots.

The depression could become a tropical storm today, and is forecast
to cross the Southern Grand Banks on Friday.

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