Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon then backing to west 10 to 15 this evening. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 overnight then veering to northwest 25 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Flurries overnight and Saturday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 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 EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 3:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 982 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located west of the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT Saturday approaching trough located over the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM NDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system east of the Belle Isle Bank will continue
northeastward towards Greenland today. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies will diminish over northern waters by this afternoon.
Meanwhile, strong to gale force southwesterlies over the Grand Banks
will diminish this morning.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for Strait of Belle
Isle - eastern half, Northeast Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the all waters except the Southern Grand Banks.

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