Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 early Friday morning then backing to westerly 15 near noon Friday. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 30 Friday evening.

Flurries ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon Friday.

Temperatures minus 10 rising to minus 3 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Today Tonight and Friday Over open water seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Friday afternoon then building to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half

Today Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section. Strong ice pressure on parts of the coasts easing Friday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of grey-white ice except 7 tenths of grey-white ice
including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section.
Strong ice pressure on parts of the coasts easing Friday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017

'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 - western half

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

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 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 996 mb located east of Cape Breton
Island.
By 9:00 p.m. ADT tonight departing low 983 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the central Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM ADT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system east of Cape Breton will track northeastward
today to lie northeast of Newfoundland tonight. Gale to storm force
north to northwesterlies are occuring across the district associated
with the low.

In addition freezing spray is expected in the cold northerly winds in
the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all marine waters.

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