Bras d'Or Lakes


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 29 August 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 in the channels. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 this evening then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 near noon Tuesday and to light Tuesday evening.

A few showers ending late this evening with a risk of thunderstorms.

Temperatures plus 20 falling to plus 13 Tuesday evening.

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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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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Bras d'Or Lakes

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 29 August 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 29 August 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 1004 mb located north of Anticosti
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday deepening low 996 mb located over

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today intensifying tropical depression 8 1011 mb
located at 33.4N 73.7W.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday tropical depression 8 1010 mb located
at 34.4N 75.0W.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today Hurricane Gaston 960 mb located at 31.0N
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday Hurricane Gaston 965 mb located at
31.9N 53.7W.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM ADT 29 August 2016 An intensifying low pressure system north of Anticosti Island will
continue to cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence today. This will give
strong to gale force south to southwest winds ahead of the low,
shifting to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.

As of 3:00 PM ADT, hurricane Gaston is located near 31.0 degrees
north and 55.3 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 95 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 963 MB. Gaston is moving north at 2

Note that Gaston is forecast to pass well south of Canadian waters.

As of 3:00 PM ADT tropical depression 8 is located near 33.4 degrees
north and 73.7 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 1011 MB. It is currently moving
northwest at 6 knots.

The depression could become a tropical storm tonight. There is
uncertainty about the development of the storm, and whether it will
have any effect on Canadian waters. There are some indications it may
dissipate before reaching our waters.

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