Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 this afternoon then veering to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 late overnight and to northwest 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 February 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 February 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W 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 4455N 5830W 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 17 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4730N 4900W to 4920N 4715W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 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 10:00 AM NST 18 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 10:00 AM NST 18 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 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 967 mb located over Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 973 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1009 mb located southeast
of Cape Cod.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 972 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:09 AM NST 18 February 2019 An intense low pressure system will remain nearly stationary over the
Labrador Sea today and tonight before slowly moving eastward on
Tuesday. Generally strong to gale force westerly winds are expected
over all waters, with gale to storm force northwesterlies over the
Belle Isle Bank tonight.

A second low pressure system will skirt the southern edge of the
Grand Banks tonight and Tuesday. Gale force northerlies will develop
over the Southern Grand Banks tonight to the north of the low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except the Northern Grand Banks.

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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