Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 21 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots with gusts to 25 along the coast. Wind becoming north 10 to 15 this afternoon then becoming light this evening. Wind becoming north 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Temperatures near minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4610N 5955W to 4705N
6000W to 4820N 6110W to 5000N 5815W 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 21 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 1006 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today dissipating low 1008 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 996 mb located south
of the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM NST 21 February 2017 An intensifying low pressure system will approach the Grand Banks
from the south on Wednesday. Winds will increase to strong to gale
force northerlies over southern waters on Wednesday ahead of this
feature.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Southwestern Grand Banks.

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

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