- Placentia Bay, Newfoundland

Placentia Bay Marine Forecast issued 10:30 Mon 21 Apr 2014
10 to 20 knot westerlies this morning as high pressure slips south of the Island, backing into the southwest by evening under the associated ridge. Southwesterlies diminish to 10 to 15 knots Tuesday morning as a weak low tracks over Newfoundland, becoming light Tuesday evening under a weak ridge. 10 to 15 knot easterlies develop Wednesday morning ahead of a low over the Maritimes, freshening to 15 to 25 knots by evening as the low swings a warm front toward the bay. Good visibility lowers to fair tonight into Tuesday morning, clearing Tuesday afternoon. Fair visibility redevelops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, clearing Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures near plus 1 rise to plus 3 this afternoon. Temperatures between plus 1 and plus 2 this evening through Wednesday morning, rising to plus 4 Wednesday afternoon.

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Please be advised that the Holyrood SmartBay buoy has been replaced by a land-based weather station, located at the Marine Institute Holyrood Marine Base.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