West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to westerly 35 early this morning then veering to northwest 40 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Sunday evening.

Rain at times heavy. Risk of thunderstorms this morning changing to chance of flurries tonight and Sunday.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southwest 25 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 993 mb located over Lurcher.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located over Nova Scotia.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 984 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday low 981 mb located over southern Labrador

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM AST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system over Lurcher will slowly move northeastward
today to lie over Nova Scotia by this evening. The low will continue
moving northeastward tonight to lie over the South Coast of Labrador
on Sunday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low
shift to gale force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for all

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Northumberland
Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and the northeastern half of

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