Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 40 to 50 knots becoming northwest 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near noon. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 this afternoon then backing to west 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then becoming southwest 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches ending this morning with a risk of thunderstorms. A few showers beginning Sunday morning.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 metres building to 4 after midnight and to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon then becoming southeasterly 35 to 45 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwesterly 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 20.
Wednesday Wind light becoming southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 3:00 AM AST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 994 mb located near
Sable Island.
By 8:00 a.m. AST today departing low 979 mb located over

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1016 mb located over James Bay.
By 11:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing low 1004 mb located near
Anticosti Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM AST 6 February 2016 A low pressure centre over Sable Island at forecast time will move
through Newfoundland this morning as it draws away from Atlantic
Canada marine waters. Gale to storm force southerlies become gale to
storm force northerly in its wake. Meanwhile a low pressure centre
over James Bay this morning will pass to the north of the Gulf of St
Lawrence on Sunday. A cold front will trail this system. Stong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to strong to gale
force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Scotian Slope..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.
Gale warnings are in effect for remaining waters.

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

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