West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 early Saturday morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

A few showers ending late overnight.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 35 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 30 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20.

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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 3:30 PM AST 17 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 3:30 PM AST 17 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 985 mb located near Prince Edward Island.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday departing low 989 mb located over
southwestern Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM AST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system over New Brunswick will intensify as it
Tracks across the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight. The low will then
move eastward across Newfoundland on Saturday. Southeasterly gales
ahead of the low shift to strong to gale force west to northwest
winds behind the system. The westerly winds will diminish over
western waters on Saturday as a weak ridge of high pressure
approaches from the west.

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

Higher than normal water levels are expected over the Bay of Chaleur
during high tide this afternoon. Minor coastal flooding is possible.

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