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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 26 February 2017

Tonight and Monday

Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late overnight then backing to southwest 20 near noon Monday. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 30 Monday afternoon.

Low tonight minus 2. High Monday plus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind light becoming southerly 15 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30.
Thursday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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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 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4650N 6020W to 4700N
5945W to 4815N 6105W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to Newfoundland
near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west and southeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 26 February 2017 Tonight and Monday At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located from Labrador to East
Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Monday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:25 PM AST 26 February 2017 A trough of low pressure extending from Labrador to East Scotian
Slope at forecast time will move east to lie out of the district
after midnight. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the trough
shift to strong to gale force westerlies behind it. Winds across the
district will briefly diminish Monday morning as a weak ridge of high
pressure moves through.

A second trough of low pressure currently over the Great Lakes will
approach from the west to lie over the Gulf of St Lawrence Monday
evening. Strengthening southwesterlies ahead of the trough are now
expected to reach gale force over most northern waters Monday
afternoon. Over most Gulf of St Lawrence waters northwest gales will
develop behind the second trough on Monday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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