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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 Thursday morning. Wind backing to north 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon then to northwest 35 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending near midnight. Snow Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2021
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming northeast 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 19 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2021

'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 3:30 AM NST 20 January 2021 Today At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 968 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 984 mb located over central Labrador

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1012 mb located off the East Coast of
the U.S.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 972 mb located south of Laurentian

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM NST 20 January 2021 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will move to lie over
Belle Isle Bank this afternoon then track northwestwards towards the
Labrador coast tonight. Strong to gale force east or northeasterlies
ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its

Meanwhile, a second intensifying low pressure will develop off the
Eastern Seaboard today and track across the Grand Banks on Thursday.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of
the low and shift to gale to storm force west to northwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle
- eastern half, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk
Island Bank.

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

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