Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwesterly 20 to 30 late this afternoon and to westerly 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to westerly 30 Sunday morning then backing to southwesterly 25 Sunday evening.

Showers or a few thunderstorms ending Sunday morning. Fog patches dissipating early this evening.


Issued 05:00 AM ADT 23 March 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM ADT 23 March 2019
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to north 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4605N 5925W to 4605N 5735W to Newfoundland
near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4110N 5110W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4150W to 4900N
4215W to 5650N 5400W to 6020N 5900W to 6200N 5630W to 5740N 4820W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2019

'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 10:00 AM ADT 23 March 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today low 981 mb located over southeastern
New Brunswick.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Sunday departing low 970 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Sunday trough located over the St. Lawrence River.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Sunday trough located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM ADT 23 March 2019 A low pressure system over Southeastern New Brunswick will move
northeastward to lie northeast of Newfoundland by Sunday morning.
Strong to gale force easterlies ahead of the low shift to strong to
gale force westerlies in its wake. Late on Sunday, a trough will
track southward across the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Gale force
northwesterlies and colder temperatures are expected over northern
waters in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank,
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, and Anticosti. A freezing spray warning
is in effect for Anticosti. In addition, higher than normal water
levels can be expected during high tide late this morning along the
southwestern shore and early this afternoon for Yarmouth County.

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