Gulf - Magdalen

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 30 late this evening and to northwest 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 late Saturday morning and to west 15 to 20 early Saturday evening.

Snow at times heavy changing to chance of flurries Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning after midnight and ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures near minus 5.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 to 40 late in the day.
Monday Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice on parts of the shores. 

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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 Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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

Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice
on parts of the shores.

 

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 8:00 PM AST 05 February 2016

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 8:00 PM AST 05 February 2016

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 997 mb located over
LaHave Bank.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Saturday departing low 980 mb located over
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:47 PM AST 5 February 2016 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia is forecast to intensify
as it tracks northeast toward Newfoundland. Strong to gale force
southerly winds ahead of the low become gale to storm force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in
Effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..Georges Bank..
Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..
Sable..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Northumberland Strait - eastern
half and Gulf - Magdalen.

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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