Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to northwest 25 Friday afternoon with gusts to 35 beginning Friday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 10 rising to minus 6 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning and to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Monday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4430N 5835W to 4555N 5715W to 4720N 5850W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 939 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 964 mb located east of Greenland.

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

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM NST 21 February 2019 Gale to storm force northwesterlies will continue to diminish today
between an intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland and an
approaching ridge of high pressure to the west.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Southwest
Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand
Banks and Southwestern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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