Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 near noon then diminishing to west 10 to 15 this evening. Wind becoming light Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 20 Saturday afternoon.

Showers and fog patches ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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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 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5950W to 4635N
5920W 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

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over the Northeast
Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 998 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located west of Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday trough located over western Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NST 24 February 2017 A low pressure system over Northeast Coast will move eastward to lie
east of Funk Island Bank this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies south of the low will diminish this evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank - southern
half, and the Northern Grand Banks.

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

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