Northeast Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 early this morning and to southwest 45 this morning. Wind diminishing to east 20 overnight. Wind east 20 Saturday.

Snow changing to a few flurries early this morning then to snow over eastern sections Saturday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

'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 NST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 988 mb located over western
Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over northern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NST 15 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will slowly
meander today. A second, fast moving low pressure system over Funk
Island Bank will rapidly intensify as it accelerates towards the
Labrador Sea today. The two lows will merge over the Labrador Sea
tonight.

Over eastern waters, gale to storm force southerlies ahead of the low
will veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
Gale to storm force southwesterlies can be expected over most waters
today in the wake of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
on Saturday and cross the Grand Banks. North of the low, gale force
northeasterlies will shift to gale force northwesterlies. South of
the low, gale force southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force
southwesterlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the
Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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