Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 40 near noon and to southwest 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 30 early this evening and to westerly 15 to 20 early Thursday morning. Wind veering to northwest 20 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain and fog patches changing to a few showers near midnight then to rain and periods of snow Thursday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this morning then building to 3 to 5 near noon. Seas building to 4 to 6 early this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northerly 25 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to variable 15 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 04 March 2015

'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 AST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located east of the Marine

At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough located over the central Marine
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM AST 4 March 2015 A trough extending from a low pressure system over Northern Quebec
will move across maritime waters today. Strong to gale force
southerlies ahead of the trough veer to strong westerlies in its

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
Waters except Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..
Northumberland Strait western half..Gulf-Magdalen western half and

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore..Fourchu..
Northern half of Banquereau and Cabot Strait.

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