South Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon and to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind becoming northeast 20 Saturday morning then increasing to north 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon. Wind backing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday evening.

A few showers or flurries changing to rain and snow near noon Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon and to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

'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 10:00 AM NST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 955 mb located southeast of Ungava Bay.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 977 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over northern
Labrador Sea.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 996 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM NST 15 December 2017 An intense low pressure system southeast of Ungava Bay will slowly
meander today. A second, fast moving low pressure system northeast of
Belle Isle Bank will rapidly intensify as it accelerates towards the
Eastern Labrador Sea today. The two lows will merge over the Labrador
Sea tonight. Gale to storm force southwesterlies can be expected over
most waters today in the wake of both lows.

A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
on Saturday and cross the Grand Banks. North of the low, gale force
northeasterlies will shift to gale force northwesterlies. To its
south, gale force southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, 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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