Northeast Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots and locally gusts to 45 along the coast late this morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 this afternoon and to light this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 20 late overnight then diminishing to variable 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to north 25 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending near noon. Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight and to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free except 2 tenths new ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5355W to 4930N
5410W to 4935N 5420W to 4945N 5435W to Newfoundland near 4950N
5540W. Sea ice south of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5025N 5625W to
5025N 5605W to 5130N 5515W to 5340N 5515W to 5630N 6020W 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 11 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 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 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 995 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 955 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 11 December 2018 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will drift slowly
southeastward today to lie east of the district this evening. Strong
to gale force north to northwesterly winds around the trough will
diminish as it pulls away.

A low pressure system developing off Cape Hatteras is forecast to
rapidly intensify into a major storm as it approaches, crossing the
Grand Banks Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies will spread across southern and
eastern waters overnight through Wednesday ahead of the low then
shift to gale to storm force north to northwesterlies in its wake.
South of the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies can be
expected over the Southeastern Grand Banks Wednesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Northern Grand Banks and
Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Southwest Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing
Spray warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
And Gulf waters.

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