West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 November 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this morning and to southwest 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 25 overnight and to southwest 35 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 45 Sunday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 35 Sunday evening.

A few showers ending this morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Periods of rain and a few thunderstorms beginning overnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 17 November 2017
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 November 2017
Monday Wind west 35 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 20 June 2017 Forecasts have ended for the season.
 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 November 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5200N 5555W to 5100N 5400W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 4730W to
5500N 5000W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N 5000W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 November 2017

'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 3:00 AM AST 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 986 mb located north of Cape Breton
Island.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 991 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today deepening low 989 mb located south of the
Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 974 mb located over the Gaspe Peninsula.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
New England.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:21 AM AST 18 November 2017 A low pressure system over the Eastern Gulf of St Lawrence will move
eastward across Newfoundland today. Strong to gale force west to
northwest winds affecting most waters this morning will gradually
diminish later today as the low moves away.

Another low pressure system developing south of the Great Lakes later
today will approach the region tonight to lie over the Gaspé
Peninsula by Sunday evening. Strengthening south to southeast winds
ahead of this second low are expected to reach gale force over most
western waters on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon southerly gales over
extreme southwest waters could possibly reach storm force over those
areas.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels can be expected near high tide Sunday afternoon for the Bay of
Chaleur as well as the gulf coast from Miramichi north, as storm
surge and waves are expected to impact those areas at that time
possibly causing minor flooding.

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