Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 22 November 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to east 15 knots late this evening and to southeast 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday morning and locally gusts to 55 along the coast. Wind becoming west 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon and locally gusts to 55 along the coast.

Rain and fog patches beginning late overnight and ending Thursday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 November 2017
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Thursday morning and to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 22 November 2017
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind light increasing to south 25 knots.
Sunday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5205N 5545W to 5015N 5415W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NST 22 November 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 8:00 PM NST 22 November 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 997 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 984 mb located off the Northeast
Coast of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
eastern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Thursday departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:58 PM NST 22 November 2017 An intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
tonight and track northeastward across Gulf waters on Thursday before
crossing Northern Newfoundland Thursday evening. Gale force
southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low, then shift to gale to
storm force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining

Marine interests are also advised to prepare for higher than normal
water levels on Thursday during high tide along the Southwest Coast
from a combination of storm surge and high waves and pounding surf.
These conditions have the potential to cause minor coastal flooding
or infrastructure damage. Please monitor future forecasts for updated

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