East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 30 this morning then veering to west 25 early this evening with gusts to 35 along the coast this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 overnight and to light near noon Friday. Wind becoming south 15 Friday evening.

Flurries or showers beginning near noon and ending early this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections overnight and Friday morning.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 6 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 16 January 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2019
Saturday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Monday Wind south 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except open water near the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 4830N 5245W
to 4945N 5320W to 5015N 5505W to 5110N 5310W to 5325N 5340W to 5425N
5155W to 5605N 5610W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except open water near the coast.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5212N 5540W to 5200N 5500W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 17 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 998 mb located northwest
of Anticosti Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 982 mb located over southeastern
Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over Cape Breton Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing trough from low located over
eastern Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:35 AM NST 17 January 2019 An intensifying low pressure system northwest of Anticosti Island
will track across Southeastern Labrador today before moving into the
Labrador Sea tonight. The low will continue eastwards away from the
district on Friday. An associated trough will track across
Newfoundland today and exit the district tonight. Strong to gale
force southerlies ahead of the low and trough will shift to strong to
gale force westerlies in their wake. Winds will diminish to moderate
to strong southwesterlies by Friday evening as the low departs.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, East Coast - north of Cape St.
Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast and the Southern Grand

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