Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning and to southwest 30 this afternoon. Wind increasing to west 35 this evening. Wind west 35 Sunday.

Snow beginning this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections Sunday.

Temperatures minus 5 to zero rising to plus 2 this evening then falling to minus 6 to minus 2 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2018
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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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 EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2018

'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 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2018

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 3:00 AM NST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing low 982 mb located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 986 mb located over western Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 982 mb located off the Northeast Coast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:44 AM NST 20 January 2018 A low pressure system east of the Grand Banks will continue eastward
into the Atlantic today. Strong to gale force northwesterlies over
eastern waters will subside this morning as it recedes.

A low pressure system over Western Quebec will track eastward across
the Great Northern Peninsula this evening and then move out to sea
overnight. Strong to gale force westerlies will develop over all
waters in the wake of this feature.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and the
Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast, East Coast - Cape St.
Francis and south, and the Grand Banks.

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