West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 01 April 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to north 35 near noon then diminishing to northwest 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 late overnight then backing to westerly 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain and thunderstorms ending this afternoon. Chance of showers tonight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM ADT 01 April 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 40 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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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 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4515N 6100W to 4445N
6100W to 4430N 5800W to 4600N 5700W to 4730N 5800W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4520N 6530W to
Nova Scotia near 4500N 6505W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 01 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today deepening low 997 mb located south of West
Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday low 983 mb located near the Avalon
Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Thursday building ridge located south of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:42 AM ADT 1 April 2015 A deepening low pressure system southwest of the marine district will
cross Laurentian Fan later today to lie near the Avalon Peninsula
tonight. Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop ahead of
the low then shift to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.
Gale force southerlies are forecast south of this feature.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for georges
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore - eastern half..Sable -
Eastern half..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Banquereau and Laurentian
Fan. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait and all
Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

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