Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 this morning then veering to southwest 45 to 55 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 this evening then becoming west 25 overnight. Wind west 25 Friday.

Rain and fog patches changing to a few showers this afternoon.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 near midnight and to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 November 2017
Saturday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island 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 Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5205N 5545W to 5015N 5415W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 November 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 23 November 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 987 mb located over
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 983 mb located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the Grand

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 23 November 2017 An intense low pressure system approaching from the southwest will
track over Southwestern Newfoundland early this afternoon then across
the Northeast Coast this evening. The low will then turn
northwestward and move across the Labrador Sea on Friday. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to gale to
storm force southwesterlies in its wake. Strong to gale force west to
southwesterlies will persist on Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, and South Coast. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised to prepare for higher than normal
water levels during high tide today along the South Coast to the west
of the Burin Peninsula and along the west coast from the Port au Port
Peninsula southward. The combination of storm surge and high waves
and pounding surf have the potential to cause minor coastal flooding
or infrastructure damage. Please monitor future forecasts for updated

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