Banquereau - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 31 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots this morning and to southeast 25 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 40 late this afternoon then diminishing to west 25 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 Wednesday morning and to light near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to northerly 35 Wednesday evening.

Rain or snow beginning near noon changing to chance of flurries or showers tonight. Snow or rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures near plus 1.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 30 March 2015

Banquereau - northwestern half

Tonight and Tuesday Over open water seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Banquereau - southeastern half

Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 25 knots veering to southwest 30.
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Special ice warning in effect. Open water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. Unusual presence of sea ice in the southwestern section today and Tuesday. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Rivière-du-Loup Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6100W to 4445N
6100W to 4430N 5800W to 4600N 5700W to 4730N 5800W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
Nova Scotia near 4500N 6505W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Open water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the western section.
Unusual presence of sea ice in the southwestern section today and
Tuesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4215W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Banquereau

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 31 March 2015

'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.

Special ice warning in effect

Banquereau - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM ADT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. ADT today departing ridge located over the eastern
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT today trough located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over southern Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday deepening low 995 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday low 983 mb located near Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:56 AM ADT 31 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the western marine district will
gradually move eastward today to lie over Southern Newfoundland this
evening. Over southern waters strong to gale force southerlies ahead
of the trough shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Meanwhile a low pressure system is forecast to develop overnight
tonight to lie just south of West Scotian Slope Wednesday morning.
It will deepen as it moves northeastward to lie near Laurentian Fan
Wednesday evening. Gale force northeasterlies are expected ahead of
the low with gale force northwesterlies in its wake.
These northwesterlies could briefly reach storm force.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for georges
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore - eastern half..Sable -
Eastern half..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Banquereau and Laurentian
Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait and all
Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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