Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 20 knots early this evening and to south 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 55 early Saturday morning then diminishing to northwest 45 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Rain and fog patches ending Saturday morning.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 3 near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 4 to 6 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to south 20 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 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 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W 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 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 05 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low 1002 mb located southeast of
Cape Cod.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday intensifying low 962 mb located northeast
of Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM NST 5 February 2016 A low pressure system off the us Eastern Seaboard is expected to
steadily deepen as it tracks northeastward to lie northeast of the
Funk Island Bank as an intense storm by Saturday afternoon.

Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop over western waters
as the low approaches the district and then back to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake. Southerly gales will develop ahead of
the low over eastern waters and veer to gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies in its wake. The northwesterlies are expected to
reach hurricane force over the Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half and Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, the Gulf waters, East Coast - north
of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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