Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 14 December 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to southwest 35 to 45 Friday morning.

Rain or snow changing to flurries late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 1 Friday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 14 December 2017
Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to north 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 14 December 2017

'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 8:00 PM NST 14 December 2017 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 956 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 994 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday low 956 mb located over northeastern
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:45 PM NST 14 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will slowly
meander tonight into Friday. A second, fast moving low pressure
system over the Laurentian Fan will rapidly intensify as it crosses
the Avalon Peninsula after midnight then accelerates towards the
Labrador Sea on Friday. The two lows will merge over the Labrador Sea
Friday night.

Over northwestern waters, strong to gale force southwesterlies will
persist tonight. Over southeastern waters, strong to gale force
southwesterlies will increase to storm force southerlies this evening
to the east of the second low. Gale to storm force southwesterlies
can be expected over most waters on Friday in the wake of both lows.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk
Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters.

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

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