Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 21 February 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to north 15 knots late overnight and to northwest 25 Friday afternoon with gusts to 35 beginning Friday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 February 2019
Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near midnight then building to 1 to 2 Friday afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM 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 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 4 tenths grey ice in a few bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday

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 4445N
6220W to 4420N 6050W to 4450N 5910W to 4430N 5810W to 4555N 5715W to
4720N 5850W to 4635N 5620W to 4630N 5530W then eastward. 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 21 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4720N 5250W to 4655N 4725W 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 21 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM 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 8:00 PM NST 21 February 2019 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 954 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 998 mb located southwest of Laurentian
Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 964 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday approaching trough located over southern
Labrador Sea.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:57 PM NST 21 February 2019 A trough of low pressure will develop over the Labrador Sea on Friday
and then begin to move southeastwards. Gale force northwesterlies are
expected to develop over northern waters ahead of this feature Friday
evening.

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

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 and the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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