West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to northeast 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 50 Monday morning then diminishing to northerly 35 to 45 Monday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 07 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 metres building to 4 overnight and to 8 Monday morning. Seas building to 9 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to north 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 07 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 3:00 a.m. AST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Quebec.
By 5:00 p.m. AST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Breton Island.

At midnight AST tonight low 981 mb located off Cape Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight deepening low 973 mb located near
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM AST 7 February 2016 A cold front over Quebec at forecast time will pass through the Gulf
of St Lawrence this afternoon to lie over Banquereau this evening.
Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to
strong to gale force northwesterlies behind it.

A low pressure centre is forming off the Florida coast this morning.
The low will develop into a major storm as it moves up the Eastern
Seaboard to lie over Georges Bank Monday evening. Storm force
northeasterlies are forecast ahead of the storm.

Mariners with harbour assets are advised that we are entering
A period of spring tides. A combination of pounding surf at
Monday's high tide will result in higher than normal water
Levels along the south shore of Nova Scotia. Consult tide tables.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are posted for all
Waters except Bay of Fundy waters..Gulf of St Lawrence waters..Cabot
Strait and Fourchu where gale warnings are in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings remain
in effect for Cabot Strait and all of the Gulf of St Lawrence waters.

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