Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 overnight then becoming northeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 30 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 14 December 2017
Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres.

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.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 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 3:00 AM NST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over Labrador

At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 988 mb located over western
Funk Island 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 2:50 AM NST 15 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will slowly
meander today. A second, fast moving low pressure system over Funk
Island Bank will rapidly intensify as it accelerates towards the
Labrador Sea today. The two lows will merge over the Labrador Sea

Over eastern waters, gale to storm force southerlies ahead of the low
will veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
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. South of
the low, gale force southeasterlies will veer to gale to storm force

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island 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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