East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots and locally gusts to 45 along the coast late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to east 25 near noon Saturday and to northeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 45 to 55 Saturday evening.

Rain and snow beginning Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 8:00 PM NST 15 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 967 mb located over southern Labrador
Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over
northwestern Labrador Sea.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 958 mb located over
northeastern Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over
northwestern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 996 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Saturday low 964 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM NST 15 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over South Labrador Sea will move
slowly northward tonight. A second intensifying system over the
Northeastern Labrador Sea will move westward to merge with the first
low over the Northwestern Labrador Sea tonight. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies can be expected over most waters tonight in the wake
of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
to pass just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula on Saturday evening.
North of the low, gale force northeasterlies will shift to gale to
storm force northwesterlies. To its south, gale force southeasterlies
will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south,
Belle Isle Bank, and the 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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