Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots with gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind diminishing to west 20 this morning and to variable 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 25 this evening and to northeast 35 near noon Thursday. Wind veering to east 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries ending this morning. Flurries overnight and Thursday morning. Rain or snow beginning Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NDT 20 March 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 2018
Friday Wind east 25 knots becoming southwest 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4653N 5409W to 4530N 5330W to 4500N 4745W to 4515N 4530W to 4800N
4600W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5109N 5840W to Newfoundland near 5029N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 21 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 21 March 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located southwest of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday trough located over the southern Grand

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 997 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 1001 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NDT 21 March 2018 A trough will approach the marine district from the southwest today.
Strong to gale force southeast to northeasterlies will develop over
southern waters ahead of this feature. Strong to gale force south to
southwesterlies with develop in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast - Cape
St. Francis and south, and the Grand Banks.

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