East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 25 knots and locally gusts to 35 along the coast late this morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 this afternoon then backing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 30 Thursday morning then veering to west 25 Thursday afternoon with gusts to 35 along the coast.

Flurries beginning near noon Thursday and ending Thursday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections Thursday evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 to minus 1 Thursday evening.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2019
Friday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except consolidated grey ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4830N 5245W
to 4945N 5320W to 5015N 5505W to 5110N 5310W to 5325N 5340W to 5425N
5155W to 5605N 5610W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except consolidated grey ice in a few bays.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5212N 5540W to 5200N 5500W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2019

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight approaching trough located over the

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located east of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:36 AM NST 16 January 2019 A low pressure system east of the Belle Isle Bank will move out to
sea today. Strong to gale force north to northwesterlies over eastern
waters will diminish this afternoon as the low pulls away.

Meanwhile, a trough will approach from the west this evening and
cross Newfoundland on Thursday. Strong to gale force southerlies
ahead of the trough will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank.
Funk Island Bank, northern grank banks and Southeastern Grand Banks.

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

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