Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to west 35 early this evening and to westerly 40 near midnight. Wind west 35 Wednesday.

Showers changing to flurries near midnight.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 5 to 7 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5730N 5700W then

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 December 2018

'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 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 978 mb located south of Cape Breton
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 972 mb located over Cabot Strait.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 972 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM AST 18 December 2018 An intensifying low pressure system located between Sable Island and
Cape Breton at forecast time will track slowly northeastward into
Cabot Strait this morning then drift eastward toward Southern
Newfoundland tonight. Gale force easterlies just ahead of this low
will become strong then gale force west to northwesterlies across the
entire district in its wake today. Winds are expected to reach storm
force over the Gulf-Magdalen waters later on Tuesday. Cold air
behind this system will give freezing spray to Anticosti tonight and
Tuesday with a risk of freezing spray to the remaining Gulf waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining marine
waters. A freezing spray warning is in effect for Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels and heavy pounding surf are expected today along the Îles de
la Madeleine, as well as north to northwest-facing coastlines of
Western Cape Breton, Eastern Prince Edward Island and Northern Nova

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