East Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 24 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 40 knots increasing to south 55 late this evening then veering to west 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 35 Sunday morning.

Rain at times heavy changing to chance of showers Sunday.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 24 January 2015
Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening and to 6 to 8 near midnight. Seas building to 10 late overnight then subsiding to 7 to 9 late Sunday morning and to 5 to 7 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 24 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots veering to northeast 20 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind easterly 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 35.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W to Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4800N 6050W to 4805N 6220W to 4855N 6105W to 4930N 6120W to 4935N 6000W to 5035N 5745W to Newfoundland near 4835N 5910W. Sea ice west and north and east of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 8:00 PM AST 24 January 2015

'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 8:00 PM AST 24 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 975 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday deepening low 954 mb located east of the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday departing low 944 mb located northeast
of Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:46 PM AST 24 January 2015 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia will
cross the Bay of Fundy tonight to lie east of the Gulf of St.
Lawrence Sunday morning. Gale to storm force southerlies are forecast
ahead of system followed by gale to storm force westerlies in its

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
All waters except Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher and Browns Bank where
gale warnings are in effect.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Cabot
Strait and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

Higher than normal water levels with high waves and rough pounding
surf are expected to develop along Atlantic coastal waters of Nova
Scotia tonight. High water level warnings are in effect for those
marine waters.

In addition higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf
can be expected along the coast of Western Cape Breton and the
gulf-facing coast of Eastern Prince Edward Island Sunday morning.

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