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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 this afternoon and to south 35 overnight. Wind veering to west 35 Friday evening.

Flurries changing to snow or rain Friday morning. Fog patches forming Friday afternoon and dissipating Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 10 to minus 4 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind west 35 to 45 knots increasing to west 50 to 60 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Berry Hill Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4542N 6218W to Prince
Edward Island near 4559N 6231W. Sea ice southwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4628N 6240W
to 4730N 6400W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to 5045N 5745W to
Newfoundland near 4926N 5812W. Sea ice west then northeast of the
ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4925W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 February 2023

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 996 mb located south of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 975 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located over the
Maritimes.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday departing ridge located over the Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:54 AM NST 2 February 2023 A low pressure system located south of the Grand Banks will track
northeastwards this morning. Strong to gale force northeasterlies
over the Southern Grand Banks will diminish to moderate to strong
north to northwesterlies today as the low moves away from the marine
district.

A trough of low pressure will approach the marine district from the
southwest tonight and cross Newfoundland on Friday. Gale to storm
force south to southeasterlies will spread across most waters on
Friday ahead of the trough and veer to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks, and Southeastern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except South Coast and the Southern Grand
Banks.

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