West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 05 March 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 near noon then veering to northerly 15 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northerly 20 to 25 late overnight then diminishing to northerly 15 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to light Friday evening.

Showers changing to snow and rain this afternoon and ending Friday morning.

Temperatures plus 9 falling to minus 2 Friday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 05 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to westerly 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough located from Labrador Sea to
Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over southern Ontario.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday ridge located over the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:57 AM AST 5 March 2015 A trough of low pressure will move across the district today while a
ridge of high pressure builds in from the west. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will develop over some northern waters today between
these two features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen northeastern half and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore..Sable..
Fourchu..Banquereau and Cabot Strait.

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