Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 25 March 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 early this morning then increasing to west 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 15 overnight then increasing to west 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries today this evening and Tuesday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections tonight. Freezing spray Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 1 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 24 March 2019
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 25 March 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 8 grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4605N 5925W to 4605N 5735W to Newfoundland
near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 8 grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice
in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4110N 5140W to 4110N 4935W to 4615N 4145W to 4930N
4110W to 5620N 5315W to 5650N 5400W to 6020N 5900W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 25 March 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.

Special ice warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 09:00 AM EST 24 March 2019

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 25 March 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday low 998 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NDT 25 March 2019 A trough over Funk Island Bank will depart east of the region this
morning. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies in its wake
will diminish today.

A second trough over Nova Scotia will deepen into a low today and
will move to lie just east of Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong
southwesterly winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

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

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