East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 12 December 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 30 knots increasing to north 35 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Thursday.

Snow changing to flurries late overnight and ending Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning near noon Thursday.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 12 December 2018
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over southern sections tonight and Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 12 December 2018
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except 2 tenths new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5320W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5355W to
4930N 5400W to 4930N 5425W to 4945N 5430W to Newfoundland near 4950N
5540W. Sea ice south of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5025N 5625W to 5025N
5605W to 5130N 5515W to 5355N 5525W to 5555N 5925W to 5805N 6135W to
5800N 6015W then eastward. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 2 tenths new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5110N 5545W to 5110N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W to 5730N
5700W to 6000N 5900W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 12 December 2018

'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

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 956 mb located over the
southeastern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 955 mb located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NST 12 December 2018 An intense low pressure system over the Southeastern Grand Banks will
continue to deepen as it keeps tracking to the northeast tonight.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies ahead of the low will
shift to gale to storm force north to northwesterlies tonight in its
wake. Storm to hurricane force southwesterlies can be expected over
the Southeastern Grand Banks this evening, before shifting to
hurricane force northerlies over the Eastern Grand Banks overnight.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern Grand Banks.
Storm warnings are in effect for East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south and Funk Island Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for South
Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Belle Isle Bank and
Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast - north of
Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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