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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 25 knots with gusts to 35 along the coast early this morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning and to southwest 30 near noon Saturday.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Flurries Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 1 Saturday afternoon.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2020
Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 1 to 2 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 20.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4420N
6320W to 4530N 5940W to 4600N 5755W to 4710N 5830W to Newfoundland
near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 979 mb located over central Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating low 1000 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 21 February 2020 A low pressure system tracking southward over the Labrador Sea will
move across northeastern sections of Belle Isle Bank this afternoon.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build from the south to lie
across southern waters later today.

Over northern waters, the strong to gale force westerlies will
increase to gale to storm force as the low approaches. Over the
remaining waters, the strong to gale force westerlies will begin to
diminish with the approaching ridge.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for East Coast - north
of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Funk Island Bank, and Northern
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the southern
half of the Southern Grand Banks.

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