East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots becoming east 25 near noon then increasing to east 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 45 to 55 early this evening and to northwest 55 to 65 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind northwest 25 to 35 Sunday.

Rain or snow today and this evening. Flurries overnight and Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 1 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W 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 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 December 2017

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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 3:00 AM NST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 958 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 972 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 998 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 960 mb located east of Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM NST 16 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over the Northwestern Labrador Sea
will drift slowly eastward during the forecast period. Strong to gale
force southwesterlies over northern waters will diminish today.

A second intensifying low pressure system will approach from the
southwest to pass just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula this
evening. North of the low, gale to storm force northeasterlies will
shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies. To its south, gale to
storm force southerlies will veer to storm to hurricane force west to
northwesterlies. Winds will diminish to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies by Sunday morning.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and
south, and the Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Funk Island Bank and the
Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Gulf - Port au Port.

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

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