Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 26 February 2015

Tonight and Friday

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late this evening then backing to west 20 Friday afternoon.

A few flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures near minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2015
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 26 February 2015
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 4 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4600N 5630W to 4730N 5730W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of
first-year ice in the eastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5253W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4700W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2015

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 8:00 PM NST 26 February 2015 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 968 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing low 967 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 997 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing low 997 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:45 PM NST 26 February 2015 A low pressure system just northeast of the Belle Isle Bank will
continue away from the region tonight. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies behind the low will diminish to moderate to strong
westerlies as it moves away.

A second low will approach from the southwest and cross the
Southeastern Grand Banks Friday morning. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies to the north of the low's track will veer to gale
force southwesterlies south of it.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the Belle Isle Bank - northeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect
for the Belle Isle Bank - southwestern half, Funk Island Bank and the
Southern Grand Banks.

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

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