Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25 this morning with gusts to 35 along the coast today and tonight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

A few flurries ending this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 April 2016
Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 2016
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4725N 6450W to
4750N 6430W to 4840N 6405W to Gaspe Peninsula near 4845N 6410W. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Quebec near 5000N 6650W to 5000N
6000W to 5120N 5720W to Newfoundland near 5030N 5725W. Sea ice north
and east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 April 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4644N 5305W to 4400N 4945W to 4400N 4745W to 4515N 4245W to 4700N
4130W to 4845N 4215W to 5000N 4315W to 5300N 4730W to 5600N 4900W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5119N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 29 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 29 April 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today intensifying low 982 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 977 mb located over southwestern
Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today dissipating trough located from Funk Island
Bank to the Avalon Peninsula.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 29 April 2016 A trough of low pressure from Funk Island Bank to the Avalon
Peninsula will dissipate this morning. Gale force westerlies over
southeastern coastal waters in the wake of the trough will diminish
to strong this morning as the trough dissipates.

Meanwhile a low pressure system northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
intensify as it moves southwestward towards the marine district
today. Strong to gale force west to southwesterlies will develop over
most waters today as this system approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Grand Banks.

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

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