South Coast: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 29 August 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Cristobal 968 mb located at
44.0N 49.5W.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing Post-tropical Storm Cristobal
970 mb located at 48.7N 42.4W.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over southeastern
Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT today merging trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the northern Grand Banks.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM NDT 29 August 2014 At 9.30 AM NDT, hurricane Cristobal was located near latitude 44.0
north and longitude 49.5 west, about 256 nautical miles or 474
kilometres south-southeast of St. John's. Maximum sustained winds are
estimated at 70 knots (130 km/h) and central pressure at 968 MB.
Cristobal is moving northeast at 47 knots and is expected to track
across the Southeastern Grand Banks today.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure stretching across Southeastern
Newfoundland will move southeastwards and get absorbed by hurricane
Cristobal today. North of this trough, gale force northeasterlies
will begin to subside later today as it is absorbed. Closer to the
track of hurricane Cristobal, storm to hurricane force winds can be
expected today.

Marine interests are advised that a high water level warning in
effect for the East Coast. Marine interests are also advised that
hurricane force wind warnings are in effect for the Southeastern
Grand Banks and Southwestern Grand Banks - southeastern half. A storm
warning is in effect for Northern Grand Banks - southeastern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for Southwest Coast, South Coast, East
Coast, Northern Grand Banks - northwestern half, and Southwestern
Grand Banks - northwestern half.

Marine interests are advised to monitor the latest forecasts from the
Canadian Hurricane Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador weather
office for updates on the Progress of Cristobal and its impacts on
Newfoundland marine waters.