Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 early this morning and to light late this morning. Wind increasing to southwest 20 this evening then backing to south 25 overnight. Wind veering to west 25 Thursday morning with gusts to 35 along the coast.

Flurries beginning near midnight and ending Thursday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 6 near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 2019
Friday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots veering to west 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 3 tenths grey ice in some bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4550N 5910W to 4740N 6030W to 4750N 6310W to 4850N 6250W to
4840N 6120W to 5015N 5800W to 4825N 5935W to Newfoundland near 4805N
5910W.

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths grey ice in some bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5224N 5541W to 5215N 5500W to 5415N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to
5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 16 January 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 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located over Funk Island Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today low 981 mb located east of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight approaching trough located over the
Maritimes.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM NST 16 January 2019 A low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will move out to sea this
morning. Strong to gale force north to northwesterlies will diminish
this afternoon as the low pulls away.

Meanwhile, a trough will approach from the west this evening and
cross Newfoundland on Thursday. Strong to gale force southerlies
ahead of the trough will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Southwest Coast and South Coast.

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

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