West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 17 August 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 25 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Friday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM ADT 17 August 2017
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 or less Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind southerly 15 knots increasing to southerly 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots.

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Ice Forecasts

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 17 August 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Aug estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4700N 5100W to 5100N 4845W to 5200N 4845W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Aug estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today Hurricane Gert 972 mb located at 42.3N
By 3:30 p.m. ADT today Hurricane Gert 974 mb located at 44.6N 46.7W.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 1000 mb located over Anticosti Island.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight low 998 mb located over eastern

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:49 AM ADT 17 August 2017 A low pressure system over Anticosti Island will move southeastward
across the Northeastern Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over Eastern
Newfoundland this evening. Strong to gale force westerly winds will
develop over much of the district today as the low passes by to the

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Fourchu, and Banquereau-northern half.

Marine interests are also advised that the combination of cool air,
warm waters and favourable atmospheric conditions will give the
potential for waterspout development today over the Gulf of St
Lawrence waters.

At 9:00 A.M. ADT, hurricane Gert was located near 42.3 degrees north
and 51.7 degrees west, or 270 nautical miles southeast of Cape Race,
Newfoundland. Gert was moving east-northeast at 41 knots. Maximum
sustained winds were 80 knots and central pressure was 972 MB.

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