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East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this morning then backing to west 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 this evening then to southeast 25 near noon Sunday and locally gusts to 35 along the coast. Wind becoming northeast 25 Sunday evening.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Snow Sunday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to minus 1 Sunday morning.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2021
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4839N 5303W to 4920N 5247W
to 4955N 5334W to 5347N 5131W to 5803N 5800W then northeastward. Sea
ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 26 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Issued 03:00 AM NST 27 February 2021

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located over New England.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 995 mb located over the Southwest
Coast of Newfoundland.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM NST 27 February 2021 A trough of low pressure east of Funk Island Bank will depart this
morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will diminish to
moderate to strong westerlies over eastern waters as the trough
departs and a ridge of high pressure approaches from the west.

A second trough of low pressure will approach the marine district
from the west and develop into a low later today. The low pressure
system will then move to lie over the Southwest Coast Sunday
afternoon. Strong to gale force southwesterlies will develop over
western waters today as the trough approaches. On Sunday, the low
will cause strong to gale force southeasterlies to spread across
southern waters before shifting to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis and Northeast

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

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