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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Friday morning and to light Friday afternoon. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 Friday evening.

Showers and flurries changing to flurries Friday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 26 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening and to 1 or less late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind north 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the southeastern section. 

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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 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4440N 6250W to 4350N
6050W to 4435N 5730W to 4725N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4720N
5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
4505N 6525W to 4425N 6620W Nova Scotia near 4415N 6605W. Sea ice
north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice
except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the southeastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4715N 4230W to 5000N
4300W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight departing ridge located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight low 996 mb located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Friday departing low 990 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:59 PM NDT 26 March 2015 A ridge of high pressure southeast of the marine district will remain
quasi-stationary through the forecast period. Meanwhile, a low
pressure system over Central Labrador will continue to track eastward
to lie northeast of the Belle Isle Bank by Friday afternoon.
Strong to gale force south to southwesterlies will spread eastward
across southern waters tonight between these features. Winds will
ease tomorrow over western and northern waters while strong to gale
force southwesterlies will continue over the Grand Banks and adjacent
waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Coast, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island
Bank.

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