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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 February 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 knots backing to southwest 20 early this evening then to southeast 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday morning then becoming north 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to north 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning overnight becoming rain or snow Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 1 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 February 2021
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 27 February 2021
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 in the afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4702N 6024W to 4753N 6120W
to 4728N 6309W to 4836N 6257W to 4900N 6116W to 4940N 6106W to 5003N
5814W to Newfoundland near 4833N 5912W. Sea ice south and west then
north then east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 27 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.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 27 February 2021

'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 3:30 PM NST 27 February 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located over eastern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Sunday departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

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.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM NST 27 February 2021 A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
west and develop into a low this evening. The low pressure system
will then move to lie over the Southwest Coast Sunday afternoon.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies over western waters will ease
this evening. 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, Northeast Coast
and Funk Island Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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