Gulf - Magdalen - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 20 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Tuesday afternoon and to light Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain ending this evening with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 05:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 20 knots veering to northerly 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 August 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4801N 5301W to 4730N 4845W to 5030N 4630W to 5315N 4830W to 5700N
5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5057N 5859W to Newfoundland near 5014N 5733W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 August 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 29 August 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today departing ridge located over the
southeastern Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 1007 mb located near the Gaspe
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday deepening low 996 mb located over

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today intensifying tropical depression 8 1010
mb located at 32.8N 73.4W.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Tuesday tropical depression 8 1010 mb located
at 34.5N 75.3W.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today Hurricane Gaston 960 mb located at 30.9N
By 9:00 p.m. ADT Tuesday Hurricane Gaston 965 mb located at
32.1N 53.3W.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:52 AM ADT 29 August 2016 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from Quebec will
cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence today. This will give strong to gale
force south to southwest winds ahead of the low, shifting to strong
to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.

As of 9:00 AM ADT, hurricane Gaston is located near 30.9 degrees
north and 55.2 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 100 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 960 MB.

Note that Gaston is forecast to pass well south of Canadian forecast

As of 3:00 AM ADT tropical depression 8 is located near 32.8 degrees
north and 73.4 degrees west. Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots.
Minimum central pressure is about 1010 MB. It is currently moving
northwest at 9 knots.

The depression is expected to become tropical storm Hermine late
today or tonight. There is great uncertainty about the development of
the storm, and whether it will have any efect on Canadian waters.
There are some indications it may dissipate before reaching our

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