Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots and locally gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 this morning then increasing to northwest 25 this evening. Wind increasing to west 35 overnight with gusts to 45 along the coast Monday afternoon and evening.

A few flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots increasing to south 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 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 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 983 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:02 AM NST 14 February 2016 A deepening low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will continue
to track northeastwards to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank this
afternoon. Gale force northeasterlies ahead of the low switch to gale
force southerlies to its south. Gale to storm force northwesterlies
to westerlies to the west of the low will persist across most waters
throughout the forecast period.

An intensifying trough of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will
track northeastwards across the Grand Banks tonight. Gale to storm
force westerlies will develop over the Southern Grand Banks south of
the trough tonight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and the Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle
and the Northeast Gulf.

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

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