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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 15 December 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 35 knots diminishing to west 25 early this evening and to west 15 late this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to northeast 15 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 30 late Saturday morning and to northerly 35 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Snow or rain beginning late overnight changing to a few flurries early Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 2 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 20 knots late in the day.

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island 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 Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

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Issued 3:30 PM AST 15 December 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today quasi-stationary low 958 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1006 mb located east of Cape Hatteras.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 980 mb located over
Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday low 963 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:12 PM AST 15 December 2017 A persistent large low pressure system over Northern Labrador will
maintain gale force west to southwesterlies over the northern half of
the marine district today. Another low will approach the district
rapidly from the southwest tonight and intensify as it crosses
Laurentian Fan Friday morning. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will develop ahead of this system early Friday morning then shift to
gale to storm force westerlies behind it. Winds will diminish to
strong to gale force northwesterlies late on Friday as the low moves
away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Scotian Slope - eastern half, Banquereau - southeastern half and
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern shore, Sable -
western half,eastern shore - western half, and Northumberland Strait.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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