Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then becoming northwest 25 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to light Thursday evening.

Flurries ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 7 rising to minus 5 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning and to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4430N 5835W to 4555N 5715W to 4720N 5850W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

'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

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 936 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 956 mb located east of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 20 February 2019 Gale to storm force northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight
into Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds towards the district
from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and
Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Northeast Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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