East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 21 March 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to northeast 25 near midnight with gusts to 35 near Cape Race overnight and gusts to 45 near Cape Race Thursday. Wind becoming east 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of snow beginning this evening changing to periods of rain or snow Thursday morning. Fog banks forming Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 1.


Issued 06:00 AM NDT 21 March 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 21 March 2018
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4715N 5245W to 4910N 5005W
to 5530N 5210W to 5635N 5510W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4653N 5409W to 4530N 5315W to 4500N 4745W to 4515N 4530W to 4700N
4530W to 5100N 4745W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5145W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5029N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 21 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 21 March 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 990 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday dissipating low 998 mb located over
northern Laurentian Fan.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough from 990 mb low located southwest
of the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday trough located on a line east-west over
the southern Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday approaching low 990 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM NDT 21 March 2018 A trough of low pressure southwest of the Grand Banks will move over
the Grand Banks tonight. This trough will become nearly stationary on
Thursday as a developing low pressure system approaches from south of
Nova Scotia. Strong to gale force southeasterlies to northeasterlies
will develop over southern and western waters ahead of these
features. Winds will shift to strong to gale force southerlies in the
wake of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, and the Grand

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