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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to north 20 Thursday morning. Wind backing to northwest 15 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning after midnight and ending Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 overnight.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 29 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near midnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2020
Friday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly 15.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 knots backing to northerly 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4435N 6330W to 4420N 6245W
to 4555N 5930W to 4745N 6040W to 4805N 6010W to 4935N 6145W to 4945N
5810W to 4830N 5920W to 4725N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4710N
5525W. Sea ice west then north then east then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5320N 5245W to 5500N 5305W to 5700N 5600W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Browns Bank

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 983 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 976 mb located east of

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located over
southwestern Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Thursday low 1003 mb located south of Laurentian

At 10:00 a.m. AST today high 1028 mb located over Ontario.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday high 1028 mb located over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:41 AM AST 29 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will develop over Southwestern Newfoundland
this evening and intensify as it sweeps southward to lie south of
Laurentian Fan by Thursday afternoon. Gale force northerly winds will
develop behind this system. For eastern shore and Sable regions,
these gales will be confined to central sections.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope - eastern half, Laurentian
Fan - western half, Northumberland Strait - eastern half, and Gulf
Magdalen - eastern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are
In effect for all waters except Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan.

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