Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to southeast 30 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 45 overnight then veering to southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning this evening changing to rain and fog banks near midnight and ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this morning.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 3 rising to plus 6 Wednesday afternoon then falling to plus 1 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 January 2018
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight and to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:51 PM EST 22 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 January 2018

'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 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 964 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Cape Breton Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 988 mb located over
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 23 January 2018 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today. Strong to gale force west to northwesterlies
will gradually diminish today as a ridge of high pressure builds from
the southwest.

Another low is expected to track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on
Wednesday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will develop tonight
ahead of the low and veer to strong to gale force southwesterlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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