- Placentia Bay, Newfoundland

Placentia Bay Marine Forecast issued 10:30 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Easterlies near 10 knots this morning under a high, becoming 10 to 15 knot southeasterlies this afternoon as the high departs over the Grand Banks. Southeasterlies freshen to 15 to 25 knots tonight into Saturday morning as an area of low pressure approaches from Sable Island, backing into the northeast in the afternoon as the low migrates south of the Avalon. Winds freshen to 20 to 25 knot northwesterlies Saturday night, continuing into Sunday morning, behind the low. Good visibility lowers to fair Saturday afternoon, clearing by evening. Temperatures between minus 1 and plus 1 through the period.

SmartAtlantic Notices

Please be advised that the Holyrood SmartBay buoy has been replaced by a land-based weather station, located at the Marine Institute Holyrood Marine Base. The station will provide similar data to that of the buoy, with some enhancements. The weather information will be available online in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned.

Please be advised that the format of the site specific forecasts for Placentia Bay has been slightly modified to provide more detailed and consistent information throughout all regions we service.

Please be advised that we are still experiencing problems with the SmartBay buoy at the Head of Placentia Bay. We will need to replace this buoy as soon as an opportunity presents. The SmartBay team apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Canada's Economic Action Plan - Marine Technology Improvements Province of Newfoundland and Labrador