East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light except northwest 25 to 35 knots over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to east 20 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon and to north 45 to 55 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Snow beginning Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind north 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4935N 5430W to 4945N
5430W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5535W. Sea ice south of the ice

Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to
5050N 5545W to 5145N 5505W to 5340N 5515W to 5630N 6025W to 5805N
6140W to 5800N 6015W then eastward. Sea ice west and north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 07:25 AM NST 11 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 995 mb located east of
Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 955 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing low 979 mb located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:53 AM NST 11 December 2018 A trough of low pressure extending from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
northeastward across Northern Funk Island Bank will drift slowly
southeastward today to lie east of the district this evening. Strong
to gale force north to northwesterly winds around the trough will
diminish as it pulls away.

A low pressure system developing off Cape Hatteras this morning is
forecast to rapidly intensify into a major storm as it approaches,
crossing the Grand Banks Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies will spread across
southern and eastern waters overnight through Wednesday ahead of the
low then shift to gale to storm force north to northwesterlies in its
wake. South of the low, storm to hurricane force southwesterlies can
be expected over the Southeastern Grand Banks Wednesday evening.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south, Northern Grand Banks and
Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect to Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.

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