Southwest Coast


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 this evening. Wind northwest 15 to 20 Friday.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 4 Friday evening.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2018
Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 35.
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free except open water along the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

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 4840N 6135W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except open water along the coast.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 5700N 5300W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low 1000 mb located over eastern
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low 992 mb located southeast of
Cape Cod.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday low 985 mb located south of the Grand Banks.

By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday trough from 985 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NST 18 January 2018 A trough of low pressure associated with a developing low pressure
system lying southeast of Cape Cod will cross the Grand Banks Friday
morning. The low will continue eastward south of the Grand Banks
later Friday. Over the Southern Grand Banks, strong to gale force
southerlies will develop south of the trough tonight with strong
northeasterlies to its north. Winds will shift to gale force
northerlies on Friday as the low passes by south of the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

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

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