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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 28 March 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Wind north 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 15 to 20 this evening and to north 25 late overnight. Wind backing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Sunday then to west 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Rain or snow changing to snow this evening and ending Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6105W to 4420N
6000W to 4420N 5725W to 4725N 5720W 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

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4700N 4200W to 4945N
4245W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5820W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NDT 28 March 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NDT today low 992 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 990 mb located east of the Avalon
Peninsula.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today trough from 992 mb low located over the
Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Sunday trough from 990 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Funk Island Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT Sunday dissipating ridge located over Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:24 PM NDT 28 March 2015 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will pass just southeast
of the Avalon Peninsula Sunday morning and quickly move east of the
marine district by Sunday afternoon. A trough extending northeastward
from the low will remain nearly stationary over the Grand Banks
tonight before moving northeastward with the low on Sunday. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies will persist southeast of these features
until Sunday evening.

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

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

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