Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 22 March 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 late overnight then veering to south 15 to 20 Saturday morning.

Rain changing to flurries or showers Saturday morning. Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Saturday evening.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 22 March 2019
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4600N 5930W to 4545N 5650W to Newfoundland
near 4650N 5550W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice
in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4135N 5100W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4215W to 4900N
4215W to 5340N 4900W to 5650N 5400W to 6000N 5930W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 22 March 2019

'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.

Special ice warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 09:00 AM EST 22 March 2019

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 22 March 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Saturday departing trough located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight low 979 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. NDT Saturday low 987 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:54 PM NDT 22 March 2019 A trough over the Labrador Sea will continue to move eastwards
tonight to lie east of the district Saturday morning. Strong to gale
force southwesterly winds ahead of the trough will diminish over
northern waters near midnight.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system will track northeastwards over the
Maritimes tonight. Strong to gale force easterly winds over southern
waters will spread across all waters ahead of the low tonight.
Over southeastern waters, strong to gale force southerlies will
persist on Saturday as the low begins to track northeastwards into
the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle.

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