West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 27 October 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots veering to southeast 20 to 25 early Friday morning then increasing to southeast 35 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 Friday evening.

A few showers changing to rain Friday morning with risk of thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening.


Issued 05:00 PM ADT 27 October 2016
Tonight and Friday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 27 October 2016
Saturday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 May 2016 Forecasts have ended for the season.

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 October 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Oct estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5545W to 5230N 5230W to 5400N 5300W to 5800N 5700W to
6000N 5400W to 5800N 5100W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 27 October 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 27 October 2016 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. ADT Friday deepening low located over Long Island.
By 3:30 p.m. ADT Friday low located over the Gulf of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:40 PM ADT 27 October 2016 A low pressure system will develop tonight near Long Island and will
deepen as it tracks northeastward to lie over the Gulf of Maine by
Friday afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds will develop ahead
of this disturbance and spread into western waters on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable and East
Scotian Slope.

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