Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 this afternoon and to west 20 to 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 early Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 2 rising to zero Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019
Friday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4600N 5930W to 4545N 5700W to 4725N 5625W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice
in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4250N 4940W to 4250N 4830W to 4610N 4235W to 4900N
4230W to 5400N 4850W to 5650N 5400W to 5940N 5800W to 6130N 5500W to
5900N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5730W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Special ice warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 09:00 AM EST 19 March 2019

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NDT 20 March 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over northern Labrador Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Thursday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NDT 20 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the North Labrador Coast will continue
across the Labrador Sea today to lie over Belle Isle Bank by tonight.
Over northern waters moderate to strong westerlies will increase to
strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough then shift
to strong to gale force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Belle Isle Bank.

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